Sunday, October 12, 2008

We all know what goes on at those cocktail parties in suburbia, don't we?

A 1959 pamphlet from the General Mills company full of useful tips on entertaining such as "Just as in a drama, the opening act should be a teaser." Which, presumably, is why the hostess would offer her guests this appetizer.

Cock Kabobs (no, I am not making this up)

1 cup sifted Gold Medal flour
1/2 t. salt
1/3 cup shortening (add 1 T. if using hydrogenated)
1/4 cup finely grated American cheese
2 T. water
1" cubes of sausage (Vienna, salami, bologna)
tiny stuffed olives.

Heat oven to 476 degrees (very hot). Mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening. Blend in cheeses. Sprinkle with water, mix with fork. Round into ball. Roll 1/8" thick on lightly floured cloth-covered board. Cut into 1" rounds. Alternate with sausage cubes and olives on toothpick, kabob style. Lay on foil-covered baking sheet; bake 10 to 12 min., or until pastry is lightly browned. Serve with Hot Cocktail Sauce.

Hot Cocktail Sauce. Combine 1/2 cup chili sauce, 1/2 cup catsup, 3 T. prepared horse-radish, 1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce. Heat.


Amy said...

ooooh that looks like quite a spread! Goodness me I wonder how long it would take to make it all?

GDad said...

I wish I had a time machine and a period costume wardrobe.