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Comment by Idaho Spud on July 11, 2014 at 4:45pm

I made some deviled eggs for breakfast--the easy way.  Just put all the ingredients in one bowl and cooked them.

I was thinking of throwing in some potatoes and making a potato salad, but I'll try that another day.  A good potato salad is a favorite of mine also.

Comment by James M. Martin on July 11, 2014 at 2:48pm

Actually, Pat, potato salad is one of those "wide open" recipes you can experiment with and make just any old way until you find the one you like best. I prefer mine with lots of mustard in it. But my favorite recipe comes from the Cotton Country Collection published by the Junior League of Monroe, La. It contains, in addition to the boiled potatoes, mustard seed, celery seed, vinegar, salt, diced hard boiled eggs, lots of green onions, mayo, and chopped pickles. Taragon vinegar works best, and instead of putting the whole seeds in, I pulverize them in a spice grinder. Potato salad is a favorite thing.

Comment by Pat on July 11, 2014 at 10:42am

Daniel, you've inspired me to make potato salad this weekend. Pretty simple with eggs, bacon, a little mustard powder, onions, celery and bell pepper.

Like Randall, I' don't recall the Jello songs either, but I certainly do recall Jello, and the horrid Jello salads my step-mother used to make. As good a woman as she was, in the kitchen, she could burn water. Reminded me of the jello salad in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Comment by sk8eycat on July 11, 2014 at 9:58am

Randy, the "bathtub full of lime Jell-O" song is a very inside-type joke in Science Fiction fandom.  Pre-Star Warts....  It was never widely known outside the small world of filk-fans within SF fandom. 

Comment by Randall Smith on July 11, 2014 at 6:58am

I don't recall those old jello songs, and I'm old enough. I do remember the jello commercial: "This week is National Jello Week, tell everybody you know. And don't, don't, don't let the week go by, without J-E-L-L-O!

Comment by sk8eycat on July 10, 2014 at 11:50pm

I forgot to mention that one reason "The Ballad of Lime Jell-O" has stuck in my mind all these years is that my father LOVED anything by Gilbert & Sullivan.  H.M.S. Pinafore and The Mikado were his favorites, but he had ALL of them...78 rpm albums. 1943-44.

Some of my earliest memories are of standing on a footstool, watching the records spin on the turntable...singing along with the ones I knew the words to.  I was about 3 or 4. 

The Nutcracker was one of my faves, too.  Odd first year in Holiday, that was one of our biggest production numbers.  I was a Sugar Plum Angel, and some kind of flower (I forget which one...I'm a semi-shortie, and the tall girls were the roses, the next tallest were calla lilies, and the very shortest were violets. I may have been something tacky, like a geranium.  FEH!)  We called that particular number "The Pansy Patch" went on and on forever.  Bloody long number!

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on July 10, 2014 at 8:10pm

All that brings back memories of Lime Koolaid.....

As to the potato salad that prompted those memories, I should make some this weekend.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 10, 2014 at 8:01pm

Oh!j Good memories around lime jello with pineapple and cottage cheese. Mom got the recipe out of the Spokesman-Review and it was called Mt. Spokane Salad. I loved it. I made it a couple of years ago and wasn't impressed. 

Comment by sk8eycat on July 10, 2014 at 7:50pm

This isn't the entire song, but it was all I could find.  (Years ago I had a huge collection of SF filk songbooks, and I loaned them to different people at different times, and never got any of them back....same thing happened to my Cal Tjader LPs....)

The Ballad of Lime Jello
Words: David Bratman and Rael Starhand
Music: "Titwillow," by Gilbert & Sullivan
From The Westerfilk Collection, Volume One Copyright 1980 by Jordin Kare.

In a bathtub at Discon a famous pro sat
In lime jello, lime jello, lime jello.
And when when he got out, what got onto the mat?
Lime jello, lime jello, lime jello.

He poured himself out a humongous bheer,
Then he said to himself, "This is mightily queer."
He yelled out to the hall, "There's an orgy in here,
With lime jello, lime jello, lime jello!"

His wife came back later, and what did she find
But lime jello, lime jello, lime jello?

On furniture, floor and venetian blind
Was lime jello, lime jello, lime jello.
The first thing she did was go out of her mind.
Then she said to him, "Dear, that was very unkind."

But that very evening, the two of them dined
On lime jello, lime jello, lime jello

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on July 10, 2014 at 5:46pm

Ladies, the minutes will soon be read today. The garden club and weaving class I'm sure have much to say, But next week is our culture night, our biggest best event, And I've just made a dish for it you'll all find heaven sent. It's my lime Jell-O marshmallow cottage cheese surprise With slices of pimento; you won't believe your eyes! All topped with a pineapple ring and a dash of mayonnaise, My vanilla wafers round the edge will win your highest praise. And Mrs. Jones is making scones that are filled with peanut mousse To be followed by a chicken mold that's made in the shape of a goose. For ladies who must watch those pounds we've found a special dish: Strawberry ice enshrined in rice, with bits of tuna fish. And my lime Jell-O marshmallow cottage cheese surprise, Truly a creation that description defies. It will go so well with Mrs. Bell's creation of the week, Shrimp salad topped with chocolate sauce and garnished with a leek. And Mrs. Perkins' walnut loaf that's crowned with melted cheese Was such a hit last culture night, we asked no seconds please. Now you must try her hot-dog pie with candied mushroom slices. Those ladies who resigned last year, they just don't know what nice is. And my lime Jell-O marshmallow cottage cheese surprise I did not steal that recipe; it's lies, I tell you, lies! A grand surprise, a picture hat (?) and a seven-sequin gown For any girl who tries each dish and keeps her whole lunch down. I'm sure you all are waiting for the biggest news, dessert. We've thought of things in molds and rings your diet to subvert. You must try our chocolate layer-cake on a peanut-brittle base With slices of bananas that make a funny face; Around the edgesl peppermints just swimming in peach custard, With lovely little curlicues of lovely yellow mustard. If all this is too much for you, permit me to advise More lime Jell-O marshmallow cottage cheese surprise. I made heaps.


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