I visited my parents a few weeks ago, and found this *gem* of a book. If you saw this link about "mormon food", you know that most Utah mormons have at least fifteen Jello recipes! I couldn't find a date on this book, I believe it's from the late 1960s.
My Mom did make jello (gelatin) when I was growing up - but I don't think she's made jello for at least fifteen years. And never with shredded carrots or tuna.
the cover - obviously, it's been around for awhile
The history of jello
And now the best part of the book, vegetables and jello!
This is a photo of the avacado and strawberry ring recipe.
You didn't think meat and jello mixed - but you were wrong!!
Lime jello with tuna.
Carrots and pineapple in this salad. I do remember seeing the dish at ward pitch ins (not with the fancy mold, however).
I think this is how this book ended up at our home, my Mom probably saved some proof of purchase labels and sent them in for the free recipe guide.
This is the back cover