Monday, November 2, 2009
Simmer down, ladies. If you don't watch out, you're going to fall right into that salad platter. Which may be what was putting Sue off all this time.
And from the look of that salad, Sue probably was better off before. And so were her dinner guests. I mean, just look at that Avocado Salad! What in the world did Sue put in the avocados?
All sorts of disturbing possibilities spring to mind.
[pause to consider some]
Oh, don't worry, I'm just kidding! It's only tomato aspic. But still. It looks so - so soft and viscous. Nothing, not even Kraft mayo, is going to ameliorate this situation.
Kraft mayo, however, is flattering. It is "flattering to everything." We all know people like that, right? Well, now you also know a condiment like that -
"Gee, Sue, you look swell today. And ladies - boy, I never saw such bee-yootiful disembodied heads. You are stunning! And the tomato aspic - it's so...so - gelatinous."
Looking at that aspic, even the mayo is at a loss for words.
[From Life, October 16, 1950.]