Betty Crocker was never a real person. "Born" in 1921, Betty Crocker was at first only a signature and a voice on a radio program created to answer consumer questions about Gold Medal flour. She didn't have a face until a portrait was commissioned in the mid-1930s. Betty Crocker represented one twenties ideal, the perfect happy homemaker, while the flapper represented the decade's "other woman."
Sweet pickles, a twenties favorite food, was mixed with peas and peanuts to create an unusual Jazz Age salad well worth rediscovering.
- 1/2 cup chopped sweet pickles
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped peanuts
- 1/2 cup cooked peas
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper
- 6 outer leaves of iceberg lettuce
1. Combine the pickles, peanuts, peas, and mayonnaise in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2. To serve, divide the salad evenly among the lettuce leaf "cups."