Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jellied Chicken Salad

Can't say that I've ever drawn a chicken before but I ran across these old recipe cards that I had stashed away in a drawer and couldn't resist.  How unappetizing does Jellied Chicken Salad sound - about as disgusting as it looks, huh?  Don't you love the snazzy strips of pimiento to dress it up? 
I remember mom putting celery and carrots in fruit jello when we were kids but, thank heavens, she stopped before the jellied main course!!  My favorite part is the claim that it would be "perfect for a hot summer evening!" 
I have a few more 1971 recipe cards stashed away - who knows what amazing treat I will reveal next!!

18 comments:

Lynn Richards said...

That is hysterical-I would much rather see your delightful artwork than jellied chicken salad!

BrownPaperBunny said...

Ha ha love it! Happy PPF!

Marji said...

Oh Wow, I remember the carrots in the jello salad! Amazing - the trickery of the 60s and 70s. Love the chicken.

Karen Maggio said...

Very funny... Love the chicken:)

Jennifer McLean said...

OMG, I love your chicken!! He's so cute. He makes me wish I had a cartooning gene. Alas, realism is my forte. That chicken is stunningly cuuuute though. Visiting from AEDM.

Maron said...

awww…I love your little chicken! She is saying.."please don't eat chicken salad…in any form!"

veronica said...

Hilarious! Love it!

Telva Chase said...

Laughing out loud! I remember these kinds of dishes when I was a new bride (for the 1st time - haha). You've done a great thing by painting over the recipe card and what a nice chicken you've achieved! Visiting from PPF#43. Have a great weekend. Can't wait to see what's cooking next week.

Nigel Roberts said...

Love the chicken , but I don't the salad would have made it off the plate. Bleeuurrggghh!

jinxxxygirl said...

Love that chicken! Too funny! Hugs! deb

Fallingladies said...

Sounds so disgusting but i love your chicken!

Janet said...

I like your chicken but the recipe sounds horrible! Yuk!!

Annette Rosicka said...

Your chicken is excellent. A great idea to use the recipe as a backing.
We recently welcomed a duckling into the family so you've given me an idea for a duck picture. Thanks so much.
Annette.

SonjaK said...

Amazing chicken sketch on a not so amazing recipie! I love the colors you used - they seem so natural in contrast to the food photograph that came with the recipie!

alarmcat said...

the recipe sounds very un-appetizing!! especially the pimiento. Your chicken drawing has improved it 100%

Giggles said...

It was all the rage way back when...eww...never ate it then... grated carrots in jello with other stuff was disgusting in my mind, but each holiday there it was someone made it!! Glad those days are gone!!

You made wonderful use of those cards with your adorable chicken!

Hugs Giggles

denthe said...

Your chicken looks as if she wouldn't like it either ;-) Love the chicken, would not try the salad ...

pauline said...

omg, how gross is that... jellied chicken salad! Yeah, doesn't look like it would be a favorite for me. ;-) But i do LOVE your bold chicken illustration! Great idea to recycle the recipe cards & make such beautiful creations with them Michelle. xx