Fun With Cans

Posted on May 3 2011 - 9:37am by RetroRuth

Joys of Jello001

An empty tin can! The mold of the future!

“Spiced Peaches, Minted Pineapple and Quick Tomato Mold – easy relishes or salads that can be molded in fruit cans or molds.”

From Joys of Jello Gelatin Dessert, approx. 1960.

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  1. Sara In AZ May 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    You are right, looks like they just dumped it right out of the can and left it! Crazy!

  2. Emily Catherine May 3, 2011 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    I knew that picture looked familiar! I have this book– it is one of my favorite thrift store finds! I am working my way through it, testing the recipes that don’t sound TOO horrible, and actually have found some REALLY good ones. (Some really awful ones, too, of course!) My boyfriend and I have established a rule wherein I can make whatever Jello mold I want as long as I never, ever make him eat any of it!

  3. Tiara Bunny May 4, 2011 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Re: the green one: ….if Martians ate Cranberry Sauce …..

    • RetroRuth May 4, 2011 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      Totally. With their 6-legged roasted turkeys.

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