Monday, July 21, 2008

The Jello bowl

My cupboards are filled with bowls. In fact, you might say I have a bowl and dish obsession. I love perusing flea markets and antique stores for those beautiful pieces you just can't find in department stores. I must have 30 bowls in my cabinet right now - but this one is our Jello bowl. My kids LOVE jello - almost as much as I love dishes. When it is time to make a new batch - it has to be in the Jello bowl. Now mind you, I have never told them it has to be in this bowl - they just expect that their favorite snack will inevitably be made in the blue flowered dish. I never really thought about it until the other day when my daughter Logan went to make it and told me she couldn't because she couldn't find the bowl. Excuse me? The other 29 bowls won't do? Perhaps it is me that doesn't understand. Maybe those three blue flowers on the front of the dish are hieroglyphics for Jello. Silly Me.
Then I got to thinking. Maybe I have instilled the "One pot for every dish" rule unknowingly. It's me who makes their favorite Mac and Cheese in the same pot every time. It's me who serves them their orange juice in the same Ikea cup every morning and it is me who 'nukes' their green beans in the same container time after time. It makes me wonder- what else is she watching me do? Just a little food-for-thought or should I say bowl-for-jello moment! Man I love those girls.

Logan and Jensen's favorite Jello recipe
1 pakage any flavor Jello
1 cup boiling water
1 cup apple sauce

Mix jello and boiling water until jello is dissolved. Add 1 cup any flavored apple sauce and chill. Enjoy!


Sabrina said...

Funny... I use the same dish for jello. My mom did too. Or she used a clear one. I think this is passed down through the generations. Love your site!

Anonymous said...

The next time I make jello I can't wait to add applesauce. My grandchildren will love this.