In honor of the election year and the season of primaries…here is a gelatin recipe from a former First Lady. You should consider it for your next political theme party!
Mrs. Eisenhower’s Jewel Ring Salad
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 c. cranberry juice cocktail
1 1-lb can whole cranberry sauce
2 tbsp. lemon juice
3/4 c cold water
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 c. mayonnaise
1 1/2 c. diced cooked chicken
1/2 c. diced celery
1/4 c coarsely chopped toasted almonds
Sprinkle 1 envelope unflavored gelatin onto cranberry cocktail in saucepan to soften. Dissolve gelatin over low heat, stirring constantly. Break up cranberry sauce; stir into gelatin mixture with lemon juice. Pour into 6-cup ring mold; chill until almost firm. Sprinkle remaining gelatin in cold water in saucepan to soften. Dissolve over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in soy sauce. Cool. Gradually stir gelatin mixture into mayonnaise until blended. Mix in remaining ingredients. Spoon over chilled cranberry layer. Chill until firm. Unmold onto salad greens. Yield: 8 servings.