I got mixed up. I admit it. Yesterday I intended to start the post with “On This Day in 1966,” but unfortunately (or fortunately) I got side-tracked due to having too much fun with my English visitors.
So – “On yesterday’s date in 1966”, members of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank Club sat down to their “Christmas Party and Forty-Eighth Annual Meeting” at the Sheraton Palace Hotel. A group with a name like that has got to be fun-loving, right? I am unsure therefore, why they would chose to ruin their Christmas dinner with an Annual Meeting. However, they did, and this was their menu:-
Thousand Island Dressing
Roast Prime Ribs of Beef
English Roast Potatoes
Tia Maria Parfait
Petit Fours Secs.
I am also a bit puzzled why such a fun-sounding group would have such a boring menu. But what do I know about Federal Bankers and their meal preferences anyway?
For this rather Ho-Hum menu, I give you two versions of Thousand Island Dressing from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram [Elyria, Ohio] of August 9, 1967.
Thousand Island Dressing 1.
1 cup mayonnaise
2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped fine
2-4 tablespoons catsup
1 tablespoon finely chopped or grated white onion or shallot
Combine all the ingredients. Chill. Makes 1½ cups.
Recipe contributed by Mrs. Bernice Richards of Elyria, Ohio.
Thousand Island Dressing II.
1 cup mayonnaise
½ cup chilli sauce
1 tablespoon horseradish (optional)
1 ½ tablespoons minced onion
3 finely chopped hard-boiled eggs
¼ tablespoon minced green pepper
½ cup whipping cream, whipped.
Mix thoroughly and fold in the whipped cream just before serving.
This recipe was sent by Mrs. Bill Tidwell, of Oberlin.