"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
1 can tomato soup, 1 eight ounce package cream cheese, 2 small packages of Knox gelatin, 1/2 cup cold water, 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped, 1/2 cup bell pepper, finely chopped, 1 cup celery, finely chopped.
Heat soup in double boiler. Add gelatin which has been dissolved in water. Add cream cheese gradually. Blend until smooth. Let cool and add mayonnaise and vegetables. Put in round mold overnight. Serve on a platter with boiled shrimp all around it.
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