Required: Four hard-boiled eggs. One lettuce.

Three tablespoonfuls of cream. Three tablespoonfuls of mayonnaise sauce. One tablespoonful of chopped parsley. One tablespoonful of chopped celery. One teacupful of cooked macaroni. Salt and pepper. (Sufficient for four persons.)

Boil the eggs for fifteen minutes, or even longer if they are really new-laid. Shell, and slice three of them thickly. Separate the yolk and white of the fourth, rub the yolk through a wire sieve and chop the white finely.

Wash and look over the lettuce carefully, and pull it into small pieces.

Cut the macaroni into pieces about an inch long. Whip the cream until it will just hang on the whisk, stir the mayonnaise lightly into it, and season carefully. Put a layer of lettuce in the salad bowl, then one of egg, next one of macaroni, celery, parsley, and dressing, and so on until all the ingredients are used. The last layer should be of lettuce. Garnish it prettily with the yolk and chopped white.

N.B. - If a cheaper dish is preferred, leave out the cream.