Rutabaga Cake- A rude thing to do to a cake

I have seen recipes for beet cakes and sauerkraut cakes but never a rutabaga cake. Rutabaga is not a particularly popular vegetable. Quite a few of the recipes I have seen for it combine it with some other vegetable, I guess to disguise it. Well this cake would certainly disguise it but why go to the trouble. Unlike zucchini I don't think many people have an abundance of rutabaga in their garden. If you are going to make a cake why would you risk ruining it by putting rutabaga in it.

Rutabaga Cake

3 eggs

1/2 cup margarine, melted

3/4 cup buttermilk

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups sifted flour

1-1/2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoons salt

1 (13-1/4 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained plus reserve juice for glaze

1 cup shredded, raw rutabaga

1/2 to 1 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup flaked coconut

In large bowl, combine eggs, margarine, buttermilk, and vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture. Drain pineapple well. Fold pineapple, rutabaga, walnuts, and coconut into batter. Bake in a greased and floured 9 cup Bundt pan at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pan 10-15 minutes, turn out on wire rack or serving plate to complete cooling. Top with a glaze made with powdered sugar and pineapple juice.

From 300 Delicious Ways To Use Your Bundt Pan.

Tuna-Noodle Luncheon Mold

This recipe needs no snarky comments. It speaks for itself. Thank goodness there was no photo, the idea of noodles in Jello is just too gross to contemplate.

Tuna-Noodle Luncheon Mold

1 tablespoons salt
2 quarts boiling water
1/2 pound San Giorgio medium egg noodles
1 3 ounce package lemon-flavored gelatin
1 cup hot water
1 cup cold water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup pineapple juice
1-1/2 cups grated carrots
1 cup drained canned crushed pineapple
2 7 oz. cans drained solid pack tuna
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley

Add 1 tablespoon salt to rapidly boiling water. Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain in colander. Combine gelatin and 1 cup hot water. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add 1 cup cold water and pineapple juice. Chill until slightly thickened. Fold in carrots, pineapple, tuna which has been broken into pieces with a fork, parsley, 1 teaspoon salt and cooked noodles; mix well. Turn into oiled 2 quart mold and chill until firm. Unmold and garnish with carrots and green pepper flowers, if desired. Serves 6-8.
From How to play Pick-aroni copyright 1957 San Giorgio Macaroni Inc.

Masked Hot Dogs- cold and quivering

This appetizer comes from a little 1955 phamplet: Hot Dogs with recipes from Woman's Day Kitchen. There are some recipes that still sound appealing but this idea just sounds really bad. A cold hot dog chunk with gelatin coating seems truly revolting. Were you suppose to just pop it in your mouth or sit it on a cracker or what. The photo makes it look just as bad as it sounds.
Masked Hot Dogs
Soften 1 envelope unflavored gelatin in 2 tablespoons water; dissolve over hot water. Add to 1/2 cup creamy French dressing. Dip frankfurter pieces in mixture; let set; redip; chill.