It's an Easter tradition at Willow Manor to make the green Jello salad my grandmother used to make in the 1950s. I'm not a Jello-maker, but I'm compelled to make this every year, in her honor. Easter dinner is just not right without it. It's basically shredded cabbage, carrots, and crushed pineapple in lime Jello. She used to serve a dollop of Miracle Whip on top, which is a tad too retro for my taste.
Melmac dates from the 50s and 60s, and is made from a resin called Melamine, sometimes referred to as Texasware. It's lightweight, colorful, and fun. There's a whole stack of it on my kitchen counter. I can't function without it.
The confetti-like patterns remind me of melted crayons, and my first box of 64, with the built-in sharpener on the back. I read recently that the scent of crayons is actually been proven to lower your blood pressure. I randomly pop the lid of my big jar of crayons and inhale. I already knew it was good for me.
This little cup, a garage sale find, was my first piece. I got it because it reminded me of Grandma's green Jello salad.
Hope you and yours enjoy the Easter weekend...