Circus Caesar Salad with Happy Little Clowns

Well I wasn't sure if I should post this recipe here or on my other vintage blog but I decided it belongs here. I can understand a clown or circus theme cake or dessert, but a salad just seems wrong. I don't know if the idea is to entice the little ones to eat a green salad but it is just carrying a theme meal way too far. The clowns are actually small molded salads. The ladies in the Kraft Kitchens were really working overtime when they came up with this idea in 1965.
Circus Caesar Salad
In your salad bowl, toss 2 cups croutons with 1/4 cup Kraft Italian- the most tantalizing Italian of them all. Fill bowl with 2 quarts crisp greens, add 1/2 cup Kraft Italian and a raw egg. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup Kraft Grated Parmesan and toss until the greens are glistening with exciting flavor.
Happy little clowns-full of velvety Kraft Mayonnaise and other good things
For white clowns, soften 1 envelope unflavored gelatin in 3/4 cup cold water; dissolve over low heat. Gradually blend 1 cup Kraft Mayonnaise with 8 oz. softened Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese. Stir in cooled gelatin, a 6-1/2-oz. can flaked crabmeat, 2 tablespoon chopped green pepper, 1 tablespoon each chopped onion and pimiento. Mold in 6 well oiled paper cups. Make red clowns of your favorite tomato aspic. Use clown cocktail picks for heads, peas and bits of ripe olives for buttons.


Lidian said...

This is truly bizarre - and so many people find clowns scary anyway, I think it would sort of frighten one away from the salad!

Love it!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Oh I just saw this cute photo of the circus clown salad that is wonderful (:) hugs Patty