Thursday, June 22, 2006
Vegetables and Jello? What???
So I was making jello the other day and while I was stirring "till all is disolved" into the hot water I decided to read about the different things that you could do to make your jello a bit more interesting. A few of the ideas, if I recall correctly, are to make it with orange juice or maybe a flavored soda. As those of us who have attended many a potluck in our day know, you can add fruit to jello to make it rather tasty as well. But one thing that struck me as a bit strange was that they (they being the jello making people) suggested putting vegetables in the jello. What?!? Who was the genius behind that crazy idea? "Okay kids, time for dinner. We're having Strawberry jello with tomatoes and broccoli." Yum? How about gross! I just thought it was a bit strange that they would put that on the box as an idea. And the way they did it was so non-challant, too. They say something along the lines of "just pick out your favorite fruit or vegetable" and then proceeds to explain how to make the jello with your favorite fruit or vegetable. Does that strike anyone else as very strange? I cannot think of a vegetable that would go good with jello, and I love veggies and am always looking for new ways to eat them...but maybe I'm missing something. If you can think of a good veggie that can go with jello please let me know.