Tuesday, March 2, 2010


This 1938 appliance recipe booklet is one of my latest finds at the junk stores.  I really love the pictures of the food on the covers of these vintage booklets.  I have noticed that the food pictures inside the booklets are usually in black and white.  I am sure that was a cost cutting method, but it would really be great if they were in color as they do not look as appetizing or as interesting when presented in black, white and shades of gray. 

Did you notice the frozen fruit salad served on the lettuce leaves?  That picture is the reason I bought this booklet.  I thought it was so pretty and unusual.  Hope you enjoy this recipe. 


2 three-ounce cakes of cream cheese
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
2 medium size bananas
1/2 cup walnut meats
1/2 cup maraschino cherries in halves
1 cup whipping cream
Crisp lettuce leaves

Mix cream cheese with salt, mayonnaise, and lemon juice; then add pineapple, sliced bananas, nut meats and maraschino cherries.  Fold in whipped cream and pour into Frigidaire freezing tray.

When frozen, serve in slices on crisp lettuce leaves.  Garnish with fresh fruit.  Fresh, whole strawberries are very attractive.

OK readers, what do you think a Frigidaire freezing tray is?  Judging by the picture, it must have been shaped like a loaf pan.  Please comment if you are familiar with a freezing tray used in the 1930's. 


Bobbie said...

This has always been one of my favorite recipes. First got it from my aunt back in the 60's. It is fabulous. You know back then, every meal included some sort of fruity salad - usually involving jello! I'm wondering if the freezing tray is just the ice cube tray without the "divider"? Just a thought. Love your postings.

Jane H said...

Oh wow! My mother used to make this and I loved it! Had forgotten all about it. I don't think she put bananas in it, though. You got it, Bobbie! The freezing tray was the ice cube tray without the divider...that's what my mom used! Memories.