Shrimp Aspic Mold

Posted on Sep 23 2011 - 6:02am by RetroRuth

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“Tint sea green with food coloring.”

Yeah, ‘cause that green food coloring is going to make it alllllll better.

From Apple Kitchen Cook Book, 1966

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  1. Sharon September 23, 2011 at 8:00 am - Reply

    The shrimp look as if they are trying to escape as they desperately press themselves against the seafoam aspic in a sad final show of solidarity and bravery.

    • RetroRuth September 23, 2011 at 9:06 am - Reply

      Isn’t it the shrimp motto to always go down with the sea green jello-ship? Such heroes!

  2. Sara In AZ September 24, 2011 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Eeks!!!!!!! 😉

  3. Anita February 7, 2012 at 10:28 am - Reply

    This is what you serve to people that you want to leave the dinner party early.

    • RetroRuth February 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm - Reply

      Yep!!! 🙂

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