Saturday, February 14, 2009

Jell-O Love Wheel

Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year. All those cherubs and roses! Have you decided what delectable delights you will eat by candlelight tonight? As always, Curly Wurly has some entirely serviceable ideas that will undeniably set a distinctive mood. Heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and lobster tails have been done. Why not take a spin on these Jell-O brand menu wheels? Who knew that choosing which Jell-O salad goes with which meat is even more difficult than selecting the wine!

Feeling like Chicken tonight? This little coterie looks dazzling next to the Peaches a l'Orange! If you prefer your chicken fried, you might be interested in the Orange Glow Salad. That special crunch of pineapples and carrots is the perfect complement to the crispy coating!

Making Pork Chops tonight? Once again, if you're opting for fried, you want a crunchy salad accompaniment. Apple Crunch Salad is your best bet; it packs a triple crunch with its trio of apple, celery, and nuts! Apparently, breaded pork chops require something unusual and smooth. How about Saucy Yogurt Salad? I don't think I've ever seen an aspic salad quite like this one, though I have to say that there's nothing too objectionable in it.

There's no group of food that is more romantic than seafood; oysters, lobster, and shrimp have long been linked to love. I'm confident that fish slabs and this Pimiento Circle, that seems to shine as if lit from within, is the most romantic menu option for Valentine's Day. For something a little zestier, you can try the Pickle Salad (aka Cucumber Dill Slice).

It's never too early in the holiday season to make the ham. Give it a nice tropical glaze and pair it with the Pineapple Lime Temptation. Better yet, serve up the Banana Greens salad. It's so great that Jell-O insists it's 'great with any ham dish'!

Or, there is always the Carrot Cheese Ring, which is also great with any ham dish.

As many cookbooks have revealed, the best way to a man's heart is through his stomach. If that is so, hamburger is surely a one-way ticket. Leave off the buns, omit the fries, and feed him the Ranch Relish Salad or the Tangy Tomato Mold. Just wait until he tells the whole neighborhood what a great cook you are!

Another hamburger salad option is the Red Red Salad. Strawberry flavored gelatin, catsup, and green pepper! Best to serve with some Red Red Wine.

The Longhorn Salad is practically an extension of the steak dinner. Or, better yet, make him feel like a king with the Asparagus Castle! For future reference, food should probably not be named after an edifice that is meant to withstand attack from hostile invaders.

Bell Pepper Salad also goes well with steak dinners!

So does the French Bean Basket! Plus, 'basket' sounds less imposing than 'castle.'

For more Jell-O (and don't we all want more Jell-O?), wiggle on over to Months of Edible Celebrations to take a look at Louise's assortment of Jell-O booklets! Now, some of the desserts in her booklets might actually pass for romance!


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

There's always room for Jell-O, even if it does have veggies in it.

Maria said...

I think it would take Bill Cosby himself to get me to eat a veggified aspic!

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Maria,
Thank you so much for the Jell-O boost. It was quite nice of you:) Boy some of these Jell-O recipes are "sheer" delight, some not:)

Jason67 said...

As you may know, I've become a Tupperware consultant...

Well, was I ever delighted to see that Tupperware still sell the ring that make all of these gorgeous Jell-O creations possible!

Maria said...

They are lovely to look at, at least! I'm still up to building a Jell-O Art museum for the visual appreciation of aspic arts and crafts.

Jason, I'm actually surprised that the ring is still made! Just think of all the fruit and vegetable salads that could be made with one!

Theresa said...

I just wanted to let you know how happy your blog makes me. Especially the posts about Jello. I will now be coming back again, and again, and again...

Maria said...

Aww, thank you, Theresa! Your sweet comment makes me happy! I'll have to see if I can dig up a few more Jell-O booklets for your enjoyment! :-D