Another irresistible item that I brought home is a pamphlet from the 30s or 40s advertising vegetable compound tablets. Chock full of anecdotal evidence of its efficacy from women laid up by everything from menstrual discomfort, ovarian pain, and lack of energy after the birth of a ninth child. Also included were some cringe-worthy recipes such as...
CABBAGE AND PINEAPPLE SALAD
3 cups shredded cabbage 1 cup crushed pineapple
pinch of salt
Moisten with salad dressing to taste and mix lightly with two forks. Serve on a lettuce leaf. Sprinkle with paprika if desired.
Pass your plate if you're interested....or brave.