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Should I still consider jello "salads" and such, salad?

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Should I still consider jello "salads" and such, salad?

Katie Nell | | Apr 18, 2007 03:46 PM

So, I'm writing my family cookbook with recipe submissions from my grandma and all of my great aunts, among others. Obviously, their generation ate A LOT of jello "salads"- that is the one thing I always remember my great grandma having at every meal. I just cannot think of them as salads- grated cabbage, pineapple, marshmallows, mayo/ lemon jello, crushed pineapple, cheddar cheese/ carrots, orange jello, etc., etc. I don't know what they really are, besides not so appetizing (at least to me)! But, hey, it's history! So, I'm torn between going with history and putting them in the salad section or trying something new and putting it in a more approproiate-sounding section, but then I don't know what... fruit? Miscellaneous? A whole jello category? And then where do you draw the line? Where does the raspberries, raspberry jello, sour cream one vs. the grated cabbage, pineapple, marshmallows, mayo one go? What do you think? Opinions (besides how gross some of those combos sound)?! (And yes, they are real combos!)

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