Monday, May 7, 2012

The Monday Recipe Blog

Hello, it's May - my favorite month!  Here's hoping your May will be a wonderful one....

This blog features Lois Elaine Mueller's recipes every Monday.   Lois' heyday was in the 1950's and 1960's, and her children swear she was the best cook that ever lived. Many baby boomers will remember these mouth-watering recipes, and these dishes are just as tasty today as they were in the sixties. 

Back in the 1960's cooks didn't have desserts that could be prepared off the shelf of the grocery stores.  They had to make them from scratch.  Here is an example of a great strawberry dessert from the sixties, Berry Salad.

Lois Elaine's Berry Salad:

Soften 1 T. unflavored gelatin in 1/2 c. cold water in a small saucepan for 15 minutes.  Over medium heat, stir gelatin until all has melted.  Remove from heat and add 1/4 c. sugar, 1/2 t. salt, 2 T. lemon juice and 1 c. cold water.  Stir until sugar dissolves and then chill until mixture begins to set.

On low speed, blend gelatin mixture with 1/3 c. mayonnaise until smooth, then on high speed until light and frothy.  Fold in 1 c. small curd cottage cheese and 1 c. quartered fresh strawberries.

Pour into 4 cup mold and chill until firm.

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