No ’50s, ’60s or early ’70s bride was worth her marriage license without a tomato aspic recipe in her bag of tricks – the wow factor, walking it to the table as it jiggled and shined, was worth the oohs and aahs from guests, even if nobody wanted more than one bite because few people like aspic other than how it looks. I love them!
I’ve made a few aspics myself in the day, even as late as the 1980s, a recipe from a friend on Long Island whose secret was using Beefamato, and not tomato juice. Celery, never olives. And his preferred mold shape but not mine, a fish.
This recipe from the website The Local Palate comes close to the one I make and theirs looks pretty enticing as well, much better than McCall’s made it look above!
*Now, quickly, name the movie from which my headline came – No fair cheating and Googling it. Either you know or don’t. Stay tuned for a post later today related to the movie.
Today my second (and last) box from Marley Spoon arrives. Once was intriguing, twice will be interesting, Third week, no, I can shop for myself. The website does have an easy one click Suspend my subscription button. Count on it happening. Sorry Martha, great idea. Excellent execution. But too many disposables in the packaging and not for the old cook who can do this with my eyes closed.
The rains finally came, much much needed rains. Looks like a good day for the movies and Finding Dory is on my list.
Happy Tuesday and don’t forget, the MegaMillions jackpot is up over $350 million. A dollar and a prayer. I bought one yesterday, over the border in Stamford, and I’ll buy one today, at my regular (losing) buying hole, the old Hess station in Bedford Hills.