I found an old coffee can filled with old recipes that my great-grandmother used from the 1920's through the 1970's. While I have yet to actually try any, I hope to this coming summer, as there are a LOT of recipes for preserves. Some of these recipes are handwritten, and many are torn from newspapers and magazines. Please enjoy, and let me know if you try any!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Cucumber Salad

2 tablespoonfuls of gelatin
1/2 cupful of cold water
Juice of 3 lemons
1/2 cupful of pineapple juice
1/2 cupful of sugar
1 teaspoonful of salt
1 pint of boiling water
1 cupful of pineapple cut fine
1/2 cupful of chopped cucumber
Green coloring

Soak the gelatin in the cold water. Bring the liquids to the boiling point and pour over the soaked gelatin. Add the sugar and salt.

When cool and beginning to set add the pineapple and cucumber. Put in a ring mold. Chill and turn out on a lettuce-lined platter. Serve with salad dressing and mayonnaise mixed with whipped cream to which finely cut apples and celery have been added. When ready to serve place dressing in center of salad. Serves 6.

Miss B. R., Iowa
(From Successful Farming magazine, dated September 1930)

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