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Slow Cooker Greek Dinner with Tropic Sunset Salad as a starter. I feel like “Betty Draper: The Good Years”!   I have a very vivid memory of...

This week we have a gelatin that is decidedly NOT gross. Sea Breeze Salad! This thing is basically jelled lemon pie filling with pineapple in it. Nothing bad here. Surprising, isn’t it?  Well, we were invited to a picnic earlier last month where I knew there would be kids present and I didn’t want to completely gross the kids out. I was told to bring a salad, so...

Sometimes, when something is really good or when something comes together just right or you have an epiphany, you say that you can hear the angels singing. I’ve always wondered: If something is really, really bad, can you hear the choir in Hell singing? Does Hell even have a choir? Do they even sing? Well, for the sake of argument, let’s assume that there is a choir...

Let’s just get right down to it. I apologize for doing a horrible job on this gelatin. I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I am so, so, so sorry. This has GOT to be the absolute worst plating of all time. I don’t know what I was going for here, but “edible” doesn’t seem to be it. Good lord, that’s an UGLY gelatin. What can I say? I was tired, my gelatin mold listed...

    I have been keeping a secret from you guys, and it is pretty major. Are you ready? Here we go: I may have scored the greatest gelatin mold of all time. I’m serious. I got my grubby little mitts on this thing probably 10 or so months ago, and I have been keeping it a secret ever since. Every so often I would get it out and just…stare at it. Because it is so awesome....

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There are a lot of things that we need every week to make the Mid-Century Menu. Some of those things are tangible. Most weeks we need things like a recipe, the proper cookware, an oven and stovetop, and ingredients (which usually includes lots of gelatin). But a lot of the things that go into the Mid-Century Menu are intangible. Courage. Fortitude. Endurance. And, most...

This tested recipe is STILL from our Gelatin Contest! Can you believe it? I never thought I would be dragging this thing out until 2013, but here you go. And we still have 11 tested gelatins yet to go, so if you submitted a recipe but haven’t seen it yet, don’t give up hope! More are coming, I swear. Anyway, this lovely gelatin was submitted by Dean, who writes: This...

Don’t know what to do with your turkey leftovers?? Well, the Mid-Century Menu is here to bail you out with our cardinal mid-century cooking rule: When in doubt, add gelatin and pour it into a mold! Yeah, that’s right. It’s Jellied Turkey-Vegetable Salad. This recipe was submitted by Sean during our gelatin contest. He submitted three, but I have to admit, this is...

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