I will admit I have never made the salad pictured here, but these type salads were the rage back in those days. Thought I'd just throw this in for this look back.
This vegetable Christmas tree--I've made it many times over the years. It is a pain to make, but it is quite cute. If I make it again, I can see ways it could be improved.
If you enlarge the photo, you will see the three dip recipes I made to have at the party when I served the cold cake.
DIY was even popular in the 1960s. Paper mache--remember? 1967 might have been the year my mom made a decorative item for my grandmother and herself. I will try to describe it. It was a pretty shaped larger vase, topped by a plate, another smaller vase, another smaller plate, and an even smaller vase--all covered by paper mache and painted. It stood tall and majestic on the floor next to our front door. It looked very expensive to me....back in the day. The effect was quite nice. Grapes and greenery adorned it. I am still amazed at what a wonderfully talented woman my mom was. I wonder whatever happened to it. Probably threw it out. Shame.
And the candy...........safe to say I have made several of the recipes on these pages. The Apricot Nugget was a pleasant change to all the chocolate.
I have bought many Christmas books much more elaborate than this thin little book, but none has brought me more smiles of satisfaction than this one. Perhaps it is because the recipes were simple, perhaps it is because the pages remind me of certain parties, perhaps it is because I remember the day it arrived in the mail and my mother and me poring over it, perhaps it is all of these things.
I love you.