I plucked a grey hair out of my left eyebrow this morning. This surprised me; although it should not, considering that for over five years, I dye my hair, not for fun, but out of necessity (I am sitting with light ash brown on my head right now as I type. No, seriously. I am sitting here tinting my roots).
Damn did that eyebrow thing make me feel old!
However, I didn’t feel as old as I did at a party I attended back in October. The theme was housewarming. The hostess was the girlfriend of my buddy and DiS! regular, Noah.
And guess what? He made Nic’s British Sausage Rolls! I was all, “oooh, those look good. What are those?” And I was surprised/thrilled/flattered when he said that’s what they were; I love it when folks make recipes from the blog! And, as always, they were deeeelish. Seriously, I recommend this recipe for any holiday parties that may already be on your calendar.
But anyhoo, for the housewarming party I decided to bring a dish from one of my cookbooks that I have not yet featured–Recipes That Please Cook Book (1966) compiled by the St. Alphonsus Mothers’ Club of Springdale, PA.
It was still warm out, so I went for a salad. 24-Hour Salad courtesy of Mrs. Philip Wagner of Ambridge, PA.
It’s the same recipe that’s in the book, so I wonder if this copy was owned by Mrs. Philip Wagner of Ambridge, PA.
OK, time to make the salad!
I made the custard.
Folded it into the canned fruits (yeah, Mandarin Oranges!) and marshmallows,
So here it is after 24 hours in the fridge:
Survey says: it was great. Because ambrosia is great.
But do you know what wasn’t great? The fact that I was the oldest person at this party. Claire joined me and as soon as we walked in I turned to her and whispered, “Oh my god. We are ancient.”
I had a lot of conversations that evening with guys from Towson who are students-by-day and bartenders-by-night.
And I have a goddamned mortgage.
From hence forth this will be known as 24-Year-Old Salad!
And since I’m such an old lady, I totally took my dish WITH THE LEFTOVER SALAD IN IT back home with me and had it with dinner the next day.
I have discovered my new theme song. For serious.