Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Creepy Jell-O

Jell-O's not always the happy fun colorful dessert you think it is. Sometimes Jell-O can be downright scary and I'm not talking about The Swedish Salad Mold. I'm talking about freaky and creepy Jell-O.

Here's the undead Jell-O found by Geekologie. You'll need to eat it before it eats you... or I guess you could always just kill it with fire. You can find this mold here at Think Geek. (You can also try brushing on some red food coloring when it's out of the mold for an extra bloody effect.)

Of course if you are a zombie, you might prefer the brain Jell-O mold. I'm assuming Jell-O is a bit more appetizing than actual brains. You could also try filling this mold with the "pink salad" to make it extra revolting.
Found at The Daily Dairy and you can buy a brain mold of your own here at Think Geek. (You can also fill your Jell-O mold with some spaghetti to make it look extra brainy.)

While we're on the subject on internal body parts, you might want to consider trying an anatomically correct heart. Nothing says "I love you!" like giving that special someone a still beating heart... or at the very least a Jell-O mold shaped like a real heart. Found here at Sick Kitchen and you can buy the mold here at Anatomical Chart Company. (I would highly suggest using the bleeding heart recipe.)


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Citrus Surprise with Whipped Jell-O

Really there's nothing surprising about this Jell-O mold. Which is exactly why it tastes so good. It doesn't have eggs, or veggies, or vinegar, or spam. It's made with just plain old Jell-O and canned fruit. It was also surprisingly easy to make. The top layer is simply whipped Jell-O, that you make by taking the stiff Jell-O and beating it like egg whites until it's thick and frothy. Then the bottom layer had orange Jell-O and fruit. I used Mandarin oranges for mine.
See the recipe below:

p.s. I know I've been a bad Jell-O blogger lately. But I just got two amazing new Jell-O cookbooks, so there will be more to come soon!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

How to: Encase a Stapler in Jell-O

Oh, I have no patience!
I've been saving this post for April Fool's Day, but I just can't wait!

Do you have a Dwight in your office?

Now you too can encase his personal belongings in Jell-O!

See the complete instructions here on The Office Fan Site: The Jell-O Stapler.

Here are some of the examples from their site:


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

pink salad and chicken pie

When I think about Jell-O one of the first things that comes to my mind is, tomato sauce. I'm not quite sure what the connection is... perhaps tomato aspic? But tomatoes and gelatin most certainly belong together.

First off we have this delightful recipe for "Pink Salad." Now I've made lots of pink salads before, strawberry ice cream, raspberry whipping cream. But I've never tried a recipe quite like tomatoes and mayonnaise before.

Next up we have this avant-garde recipe for Cardinal Chicken Pie.
I bet you've never tired a pie like Cardinal Chicken Pie.
You can make it with chicken, tuna, crabmeat or lobster!


From American Home Magazine article "Take a Can of Tomato Sauce." – 1954

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Experimenting with Agar

This was my experiment with Agar. I can't say it was a success, but it wasn't really a failure either. But it definitely was a learning experience. I learned that Agar is very clear, much more so than gelatin. And it's perfect to use as a clear casing for fresh fruits. But wherever I read that Agar is a lot stiffer than regular Jell-O, well, perhaps it depends on what brand you're buying, but this box was much more... unstable. My previous experience with Agar has been with coconut gel, which is several times more firm than regular Jell-O, but this particular mix was not that solid. For my under layers, I tried mixing this mix with almond milk, which didn't set up at all. Thus I learned, you don't mess with the ratios when cooking with Agar. And I learned that when trying something new, I should always follow the directions. Not that I ever do... but it's good to be reminded of that once in awhile.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

retro jello commercial time

I want a choir to repeat everything I say!