The Crazy Suburban Mom: I missed Retro Tuesday so...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I missed Retro Tuesday so...

I'm doing a short and sweet ...

retro wednesday

Until later when I will post more.

When I go through vintage magazines for ads I see a lot of the same ads or different ads for the same products. But I've never seen this one before. It has a few things going for it besides it's uniqueatude.

First, take a look...

celery jello1

Uh-huh, yeah. Celery Jello.

So why is it here on my blog?

1. It tweaks my fascination with horrifying jello concoctions, most of which are horrifying only after you add the bits and bobs. This one starts out that way.

2. It appears that what is suspended in the jello is a chicken leg, cucumbers, celery, tomatoes, onions and pecans (which must be itself an odd sensation on eating, dontcha think?). What could be appealing about that melange except the obvious florescent color aspect?

3. The fact that I've never even heard of this and I'm thinking celery jello maybe lasted a week and a half which raised my interest level about a jelloillion percent.

4. And this wasn't the only flavor - Read the text; celery was the least noxious. The other offerings were Seasoned Tomato, Mixed Vegetable and Italian Salad which, Help me, help me, help me....Conjures a sort of Antipasto flavor profile and a visual image kind of like... Um...The gray-brown color of sardines mixed with provolone mixed with pepperoni all jiggling on a plate. Plus it would have to have suspended bits of giardiniera (mixed pickled vegetable), sun-dried tomatoes and olives orbiting each other. I mean, What the...

Right?

As to my regular Wednesday Weight Watcher Post, I'm all screwed up this week. My son went off to school yesterday and there are still some details to work out plus I'm pretty verklempt over the whole thing. I don't even know how to describe it. Not having him here. I have no other children and it's ...well, like I said, I'm at a loss at the moment to even describe it.

I will try and get back later after I catch up with what I need to do.

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5 Comments:

mama-face 9/9/09, 10:13 AM  

For your first jello comment let me introduce you to my husband's favorite concoction: green jello with cottage cheese and pineapple. ew

The chicken leg? Both disgusting and fascinating.

Vonlipi 9/9/09, 11:24 AM  

OK that's it! I'm throwing up in my mouth, I know, I know it's totally gross but so is celery Jell-o.

I'm sure my grandma bought some....Imagine the chicken leg in lime Jell-o! Yep my grandma made some!

Mary 9/9/09, 11:41 AM  

Just so you are prepared. You will now get 42 hits a day from people who google "celery jello". How do I know this? Becaue I posted some stuff from my "New Joys of Jello" book once and I now receive an inordinant number of hits from people googling "bacon jello".

http://marybt.wordpress.com

L. 9/9/09, 1:18 PM  

Yuck. Ewwwww. I remember tasting celery soda when I was young and spitting it out.

As for the boy: :hug:

Kathy B! 9/9/09, 4:08 PM  

Jello creeps me out. It's just wrong. And the things they used to do to jello back in the day? NOT OKAY.

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