Have a look at this recipe. It's hysterical. (Unless you're the poor sap who has to eat it.)
To make it, one starts by carving a hole out of an unsliced loaf of bologna. Then one fills the hole with a mashed peas and gelatin combination.
And this is a recipe you serve to company. Yikes.
Here's the World War II-era recipe for Super Salad Loaf:
Scoop out center of a 1 1/2-pound piece of bologna, leaving a shell.* Soak 1 tbsp. plain gelatin in 2 tbsp. cold water and dissolve over hot water. Mix 1 1/4 cups cooked mashed peas with 1 tbsp. Real Mayonnaise, 2 tsp. minced onion, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper. Add dissolved gelatin and pack into bologna shell. Chill thoroughly. Place on platter on salad greens. Heap with Real Mayonnaise. Garnish with radish roses, parsley and onion rings, as illustrated.
*NOTE: Use left-over bologna in sandwich fillings for next day's lunches.
Click here to see another thifty loaf recipe, this one from 1949.