Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cooking for the "modern" housewife c. 1953

It was the time of jello molds, "convenience" foods, and shiny white refrigerators replacing "iceboxes."  With all their "free" time now from having automatic washers and vacuum cleaners, and yes, refrigerators, women were free to concentrate on making pretty food, like fruit in gelatin molds.  Jello even had a "cookbook" for desserts made with jello molds so even the novice could turn out a spiffy-looking dessert.
Did anyone ever have a refrigerator that looked as neatly organized as this one?  No matter how much one might try I think it is an impossible task, regardless of how the refrigerator is constructed.  And, who leaves meat unwrapped?  Oh, never mind, that is her perfectly prepared in advance supper for tonight, so it won't be in there very long.  With all those puddings lined up, clearly, the jello was the salad course today.


Beth said...

I love the old ads! Um, I think I have that Jello cookbook somewhere :)

Suzassippi said...

Then you bring dessert for the next pot luck! :)

Anonymous said...

Didn't we all love jello?!! Especially in a MOLD. How classy! And, no, my fridge was never organized, nor that full.