It’s a mystery

Not all of Gram’s recipes sound so great, I must admit. Here’s one with no title that uses lemon jello, V8 juice and mayonnaise, among other ingredients. Oh yuck! I can guarantee I won’t be making this. It sounds like one of those 70s jello rings served with a tomato-carved-like-a-flower in the center.

Mystery #1

1 box lemon jello

1 c V-8 – hot – dissolve

6 oz Phila cr cheese

1/4 c ketchup

1/4 c cream

1/2 c mayonnaise


celery salt

What happens next is part of the er, fun?

Now we have a second mystery item. This looks like notes jotted down during the making of whatever it is. Is it a cookie? A biscuit? A pie crust? I have no clue.

Mystery #2

3 egg whites

1 tsp baking powder

1 c sugar

3/4 c saltine crumbs


5 thoughts on “It’s a mystery

  1. I think this is what she was heading for with Mystery number 2..possibly..I love a good mystery:)

    3 egg whites
    1 c. sugar
    1/4 tsp. baking powder
    10 soda crackers (Saltines)
    3/4 c. broken walnuts
    1/2 tsp. vanilla
    Fresh fruit

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat egg whits until very stiff. Add sugar and baking powder, then crackers, broken. Add nuts and vanilla. Put into buttered pie plate and bake for 25 minutes.
    Can be filled with fresh fruit after baking. Cool meringue, slice up fresh fruit and place on top.


  2. Mystery Number 1 is a version of tomato aspic.
    Everyone eats tomato aspic in the South – always served at holidays, birthdays, and special occasions.

    Don’t make fun of it. Try it. You’ll like it.

    There are a million variations of tomato aspic on the Internet. Many without Lemon Jell-O, if you’re not into that.

    Your “Gram” was a smart woman and knew what was good to eat! You’re lucky to have her recipes.


  3. Charles thanks for the insight on the mystery recipe. I’ll admit I have heard the word aspic but I don’t actually know what it is. I can see some research in my future. :-)


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