Red St. Valentine's Day Dinner

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Spaghetti, lasagna, meat ball subs, pickled eggs, Harvard beets and a red molded jello salad with tiny marshmallows in it. Or how about a pink salad in a heart mold. (Recipe and picture follow) or a plate of red jello hearts on a plate? Make jello in a jelly roll pan and then use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the hearts. Use different size cutters if you have them and pile them high on a pretty plate. What to do with the left over jello ‘scraps”? Put them in a bowl and offer them to the first one in the kitchen!!

Tomato Aspic
Tomato Aspic (A Molded Pink Salad)
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin, softened in 1/2 cup cold water
2 c. tomato juice
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp.confectioners sugar
dash cayenne and celery salt
bay leaf, small onion and celery leaves
1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 c. mayonnaise Simmer for 15 minutes: tomato juice, salt, sugar, cayenne,
celery salt, bay leaf, chopped onion and celery leaves; strain and cool slightly. In medium bowl, mix cooked ingredients with cream cheese, mayonnaise; add softened jello. Cool; pour into oiled heart mold. Chill until firm. You can also add small, cooked shrimp (canned also) to this recipe.