Archive for the 'Appetizers' Category

Sweet Brain Jello

made this one last Halloween using Jameson’s brain shaped jello mold.  It was very large so I need to remember to double the recipe if I do that again.

1 package lemon jello

1/2 cup boiling water

1 cup chopped celery

1 small onion

2 teaspoons vinegar

3/4 cup mayo

2 cans tuna

1 small can chopped pimento

Dissolve jello in hot water.  Drain tuna & mix all ingredients.  Add cooled jello & mix well.  Pour into oiled mold.  Refrigerate.  Serve with crackers.

Bizarre Brain Pate

1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
8 ounces Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
1 (.25-ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin, softened in 1/4 cup water
1 bunch green onions, chopped
3 pounds cooked shrimp, coarsely chopped
(or 1 pound crab meat)
1 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Tabasco or creole seasoning to taste

Heat soup, undiluted, and mix in the cream cheese. Stir in softened gelatin and blend well. Fold in remaining ingredients and pour into a lightly-oiled mold. Chill until firm and serve with your favorite crackers.

Refrigerator Pickles

  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 1/2 cup canning salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar

mix with a little water

slice pickles as desired

On the bottom of a 1-gallon jar:

  • dill
  • onion
  • garlic

tightly pack a layer of pickles – repeat

top off with vinegar mixture

add water to fill

roll to mix twice a day

ready in 2-3 days