Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Jello Pots

Last night found me at my parents' house for Sunday dinner. I hadn't been asked to bring anything (nor did I ask if I could bring anything), but I decided, "What the hay? I'll make a Jello salad." Even if you're no longer a practicing Protestant-type of any stripe, you can't get Jello out of your DNA. All those church dinners and family reunions embed markers of that gelatinous junk on your double-helix. The result is, you crave it occasionally, but not often.

And... remember my post from a couple of week's ago about the toilet on my dining room table (a.k.a.: the new pet bowl I'd purchased for the family dog)? Remember everyone's fabulous suggestion for foods one could serve in it? Well, I decided to combine said bowl with aforementioned Jello salad and voila! I wasn't able to find blue Jello, a la "Tidy Bowl", so I ended up going with peach-flavored Jello and fresh peaches. (I know, I know. It's a blatant shame to waste good peaches this way, but like I said, some things just can't be purged from the ol' DNA.)

So, without further a-doo-doo, I give you: JELLO POTS!

Jello in a 'pot!

Mom and my baby brother (who's not such a baby anymore. He's 32), sampling the fare.

P.S. In case you're wondering, after we finished eating the Jello, I washed out the bowl and the dog is now using it.


Di said...

So what - everything's fine now?

Cute pots.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, what's the deal?

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Di and JA: It's all still surface. My brother has yet to call me and set up lunch. I'm getting together with my mother this Friday and hopefully she'll be apologetic, finally. But, I'm not holding my breath.

As for Sunday, they invited me to dinner and I accepted. I hate to go empty handed, so I thought I'd take Jello. The dog bowl was for the dog anyway--who has been only kind to me, so why resent him?--so I figured, I could multi-purpose.

Nothing more. Nothing less. Just status quo as usual.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...


bluestocking said...

Maybe this is why I had to leave the church: I never liked jell-o. The fact that it's basically bone marrow, sugar and dye just grosses me out. The texture bugs me, and I don't care that it's a vehicle for other things, like fruit--I'd rather just eat the other things and skip the jell-o.

Adriana Velez said...

I... I don't know what to say. I'm kind of stunned -- and impressed.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Terri: Thank you!

Blue Stocking: Oddly, as I was partaking of some of this gelatinous mass, I had a moment where I thought, "This stuff isn't right." Perhaps it is possible to purge certain flaws--like a propensity for Jello--from one's DNA...

Adriana: It's okay. It's hard to know what to say when your food is in a toilet.

ME said...

OMG, I can't believe I missed this post!!

Toilet shaped dog dish, $39.
Packet of Jell-O, $0.49
2 lbs of fresh peaches, $4.
Watching your parents & siblings who've recently been mean eat Jell-O out of a toilet: Priceless.

If you eat something served in a toilet, does it automatically give you potty mouth?

Mary Ellen