Greetings to those dropping by from Dinner and a Movie for some extra recipes suitable for serving alongside a screening of Sunset Blvd.
First up, possibly the maddest thing I have ever made William Holden’s Lime Gelatine with Carrots, Nuts and Olives.
Yes, this is me dressed as Gloria Swanson, yes, I made this in a rabbit mould. Yes, some people ate it.
Please make this mad thing, and please send me photos!
If you fancy picking the pips out of thousands of redcurrants as I am doing here, with the divine Jane Fryers assisting,
you could make some Gloria Swanson Bar-le-Duc.
You might also fancy trying her Devil’s Food Cake
or her Cream Fudge.
You could create quite a menu with some of the above and one or more of Cecil B. DeMille recipes. I heartily suggest tucking your trousers into your boots when you are making any of these…
Do let me know how your spectacular Sunset Blvd. dinners turn out! Cheers!
Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise!
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Oh goodness! My mother used to make a gelatin very similar to that lime one, the main difference was no olives. Did you enjoy it? I always refused to eat it. 😀
Haha! These gelatines with bits and bobs inside seem so alien to us now don’t they? I DID eat some and I sort of enjoyed it, for the weirdness of it more than anything. My friend Joshua LOVED it, he had it with mayonnaise as per William’s suggestion. Now I’ve started thinking about it, I am wondering when I can inflict it on guests again! Jx
For some bizarre travesty reason, my usually super-reliable library does not have Sunset Blvd through either their DVD or streaming service. And I don’t have a copy among my hundred-ish dvds. And it hasn’t come up on TV all month. I am Sunset-Boulevard-less!!!
I will just have to remember it as best I can. That opening! Ooh!
I did buy a bangly bracelet at the thrift shop a few days ago to wear while making… whatever I decide to make… in absent-Sunset’s honour. (I will not be making the gelatin!)
I love the phrase “in absent-Sunset’s honour.” It sounds somehow regal and I am hoping the bracelet has a regal air about it too. I am imagining a food photo with a glimpse of the baubles beside whatever it is you choose to do… Bravo for deciding to cook “in absentia.”
I was thinking about doing Born Yesterday as a Dinner and a Movie just for the excuse to make’ the William Holden Gelatine again, but I found it a bit too shouty for my liking…