Funny, I was just remembering that Jello (plain) was a novel at our home for a while. We also had the wonderful bananna nut cake with a caramel icing. Our food was pretty straight forward. They butchered a hog in winter and was used until all gone. My mom is 100 + years old now so I guess the fat didn't kill her. Do you remember when we were first introduced to marjorine? It came in a bag with a yellow bead in it that you had to knead to make the product yellow like butter.