Vernie Estella (Merriman) Beuttler (1884–1966) gathered a broad assortment of recipes and household hints through her life as a daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother in Dixon, Lee County, Illinois and Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. She recorded many of these in her recipe book, which I share items from in this regular feature.
In addition to the usual photo of Vernie in her later years, you may notice the photo of young Vernie to the right. This was quite a serendipitous find, posted yesterday to the Vintage Dixon, IL page. A commenter there noted how ladylike Vernie appeared in contrast to contemporary fashions. To complement the photo, today I present Vernie's recipe for “Lady Salad”, a classy party novelty.