Thanksgiving is this week, but there's still time to prepare Thanksgiving Dinner's tasty tradition: Jell-O.
Jell-O was invented in 1897, but did not become popular until 1904 when the Genesee Pure Food Company had salesmen give out free cookbooks with Jell-O recipes. Many Jell-O advertisements also feature helpful recipes for salads and desserts.
Garden Salad Ring with lemon Jell-O, hard-boiled eggs, and chives.
Another lemon-flavored recipe is California Special Salad....perfect for the formal dinner. It includes nuts, white cherries, and celery and is garnished with mayonaise.
It goes along with the raspberry Jell-O Fruit Whip dessert loaded with nuts, oranges and pineapple. For another lemon-flavored dessert, there's also Pineapple Bavarian Cream.
You can also use lemon Jell-O to make Garden Glow Salad with carrots, pineapples, and pecans. If you still have some lemon Jell-O available, you can use it make a Ham Loaf.
There are plenty of Jell-O dishes to choose from for your Thanksgiving feast. You could decide just to make them all. Your guests are sure to eat them all.
Having Jell-O dishes on the menu will make your guests so excited they will want to spread the news. Your Thanksgiving dinner is sure to be a success.
Happy Thanksgiving from Modern Graphic History Library.
The pelican advertisement is from the Walt Reed Illustration Archive.
All other advertisements are from the Periodicals Collection.