No one wanted this vintage salad platter from my husband's grandmother. I loved it!
His grandma was the master of the cold salad supper. She had two hobnail glass bowls--one held potato salad with oval slices of egg; the other, a creamy white chicken salad. In between, she'd place a beautiful platter of sliced tomatoes, lettuce leaves, and red onion slices. A separate relish dish held pickles--dill, sweet cornichons, and perhaps even beets. A fourth dish contained an odd, pink aspic called Asheville Salad. I hated it at first, but soon I was adding a square to my plate like everyone else. Its creamy tomato smoothness is punctuated by diced peppers and celery.
This cold supper buffet was the ideal welcome for road-weary guests. It could be made entirely in advance, and it was frugal, too. The leftovers made re-appearances as sandwiches and snacks. She really spoiled us for McDonald's on the way home.