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help me pick a "mad man" era dessert for christmas

can you help me choose a dessert for a "mad men" era christmas dinner? we will be having standard american fare (ham, potatoes, peas, etc.) using vintage recipes straight from the 1960s cookbooks.

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    1. a tiered jello dessert- check out joys of jello 1963 ed.
      beautiful desserts and there is simply not enough jello at the dinner table any more.

      personal favs.
      crown jewel dessert- it looks like floating stained glass
      supreme dessert- elegant parfaits with fruit suspended in them

       
        1. re: mamachef

          I second the grasshopper pie -- boozy and era appropriate.

        2. Gottabea "Floating Island"...mmmm. Or just pick anything from the gallery of regrettable food.
          http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/

          1. You could search for the Pillsbury Bake-Off entries and winners for the years that apply.

            http://www.pillsbury.com/bakeoff/hist...

            http://www.pillsbury.com/bakeoff/Hist...