We are having warm weather and I’ve been hungry for Jello.
I haven’t found Jello in the grocery store, but I found Gelée au Madère. There is a picture on the front of the box with things in a gelatin looking encasement, so I made the conclusion that this must be plain gelatin and I could add whatever flavor I wanted to it (never mind the picture shows vegetables in a gelatin loaf). I’ve had the box of gelatin stuff for about a month waiting to find the right fruit to add. Today at the grocery store I found a package of strawberry compote in the clearance section, so I thought, yes, I can use that to flavor my gelatin.
Tonight I decided to make the strawberry gelatin, with my mouth salivating, I opened the packet of gelatin and poured it in a bowl (I thought, wow that is a weird smell), oh well, I’m on a mission. Next I added the boiling water and finally the strawberry compote with cold water. I continued to smell the weird odor. After mixing, I decided to lick the spoon….drum roll please…..yuck! Where’s my water glass? Asking myself, should I bite the lemon in my cup to get this taste out of my mouth? After pouring out the concoction, hanging my head in disappointment, and reading the list of ingredients; I came to the conclusion the gelatin was pork flavored. Another lesson to add to my ever-growing life in France lesson book.