Sunday, October 26, 2014

Veg-All Pie Plate Salad!

contributed by THE LARSEN CO., Green Bay, Wis.
I'm not going to beat around the bush, ladies - Dr. Husband and I have practically been working round the clock, and so this week's entry is a little weak on content. And effort, if we're being honest. In fact, calling it "this week's" entry is disingenuous as this dish was made and sat in the fridge for about eight days before we got around to tasting it. Not to worry, Jell-O is a superb preservative!

The other feature ingredient here is Veg-All, "serving up memories since 1926." Originally crafted to ease the burden of homemade pot pies and vegetable soups, Veg-All became a boon to mid-century housewives experimenting with all sorts of casseroles. From the Veg-All website:

         While its nutritional benefits are legendary, Veg-All mixed vegetables 
         bring something just as important to the table ... convenience. 
         Each can of Veg-All has the perfect blend of carrots, potatoes, 
         green beans, corn and lima beans ... it’s the easy solution to any 
         recipe dilemma. Just open and enjoy!

The recipe for "Pie-Plate Salad" was sent to me by a fan. Maybe, I can't quite remember. I may have seen it on Gilligan's Island, for all I know. At any rate, I'm even too lazy this week to type out the recipe, so here it is in it's original form:
Though simple, I was intrigued that there was no modification of the gelatin - normally savory dishes call for a dash of salt or vinegar, or both, to cut the sweetness.  Not so here - it practically makes itself!

Unfortunately, you then have to eat it....
Our Rating:  Four Screaming Husbands!
(all dishes are rated from one to five Screaming Husbands. One Screaming Husband equals a happy home where all problems are solved during cocktail hour. Five Screaming Husbands signals the beginning of divorce proceedings.)

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