Waldorf Salad- With Potatoes?

This recipe is one of those with what I call the ingredient that does not belong. Betty Crocker was trying too hard when they came up with this recipe. Potatoes in a Waldorf Salad sounds truly repulsive to me.

 1 package Betty Crocker julienne potatoes

1 to 2 medium apples, diced

1 cup cut-up dates

1 cup broken walnuts

1 medium stalk celery, sliced

1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

1/2 teaspoon curry powder

Lettuce cups, if desired

Prepare potatoes as directed on package for Stove Top Method except- omit margarine.  Pour into large bowl, cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Stir apples, dates, walnuts and celery into potatoes. Mix mayonnaise and curry powder, toss with potatoe mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Serve in lettuce cups. 6 servings.

From: Silver Anniversary Recipe Collection- Betty Crocker Potatoes. 1984

Apple Appetizer or apples unappetizing

This time of year you tend to see lots of apple dip recipes on the food blogs. Usually they have carmel and cream cheese or some variation of the theme. This recipe goes very far off the beaten path- way too far. Imagine what this dip would look like. With the pink deviled ham and pimiento then the curdy cottage cheese and black olives, YUK the image is not appetizing. I also can not imagine how they thought this would taste good with apples.

1 cup creamed cottage cheese

1 small can deviled ham

1 teaspoon grated onion

2 tablespoons chopped black olives

1 tablespoon minced pimiento

2 teaspoons dry sherry

3 unpeeled red eating apples cut in wedges

Combine all ingredients except apples and mix well Pile in a small bowl and surround with apple wedges.
Using cocktail picks dip wedges in mixture. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

From: Woman's Day Collector's Cook Book