If you've ever flipped through old cookbooks from the 1950's you know that it was truly an odd time for the American cuisine. Whether you lived though the time or you remember your grandmother talking about these dishes, they are certainly something that will stick with you.
Thank goodness some of these food pairings aren't considered common anymore.
1. Vegetable and Tuna JELLO Wreath
A once Christmas tradition, this had everything from stuffed olives, to drained and flaked canned tuna, cucumber and celery all in Lime or Lemon JELLO. Why did people hate their families?
2. Frosted Ribbon Loaf
Even the name has me gagging a little. Ham, eggs and "frosting" have no business being in a loaf together. No thanks.
3. Jellied Tomato Refresher
Where do I even start with this one? Is this a drink? Why did they feel the need to add gelatin to it? How could this possibly be refreshing? So many questions that need answers.
4. Orange Delight Pie
There is nothing delightful about this. Also, in no way should this qualify as a pie. It's essentially cream cheese mixed with orange Kool-Aid powder. Apparently this pie won $10,000 as the runner-up prize from Pillsbury back in the day. I wonder who won?
5. Christmas Candle Salad
Another 'festive' recipe, this 'salad' mixes gelatin (of course), cranberry juice cocktail, bananas, almonds, salad greens and wait for it... mayonnaise. Yup!
They get worse from here...