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threedogpeople
06-21-2008, 10:53 AM
I just heard a new/old recipe on CBC (reportedly popular in the 60s).

I've bought the stuff to make it but am not sure if it's going to be disgusting or one of those really strange combinations that are fabulous.

Here's the recipe:

1 package lemon Jello (Jelly here in Canada)
1 16 ounce can of diced tomatoes

Before I make it, let's take a poll on how you think it's going to go.....

chevbrock
06-21-2008, 11:20 AM
You know, it might just work....

Tomatoes are a fruit, and therefore pretty sweet when you think about it.

kikazaru
06-21-2008, 03:17 PM
I am in the "What? Are you crazy?" camp. Funny how with the thousands of ingredients and recipes out there, people become nostalgic for the worst ones.Oh and if you throw some diced up canned shrimp and some green onions you will have the recipe for a great aunt's aspic which she proudly brought to every Xmas dinner and which I stealthily hid under some mashed potatoes before I slid all of it's shining, shivery glory straight into the garbage.

If you are interested this site is a scream - "Lilek's Gallery of Regrettable Food" http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/

HeronW
06-21-2008, 03:26 PM
I prefer berry jams, or marmalades but you can 'jelly' anything :} I also adore chutney--does that count as a jam/jelly thingy?

shawkins
06-21-2008, 06:27 PM
1 package lemon Jello (Jelly here in Canada)
1 16 ounce can of diced tomatoes


:Jaw:Buh...buh, buh.......but that's just...

I, um, applaud your sense of adventure.

stormie
06-21-2008, 07:21 PM
Seriously, my grandmother would have made something like that. Jello was her staple item in the kitchen. Everything Jello. So I guess she'd have made that. Would I eat it? Not sure.

CatSlave
06-22-2008, 11:30 PM
If you used those two ingredients and a bunch more to build a tomato aspic (puree the tomatoes first), maybe you could get away with it.

Here's one method:
http://www.slashfood.com/2006/01/31/retro-recipe-tomato-aspic-ring/

But just mixing the Jello with tomato chunks--nah.

Our family always does a Thanksgiving salad with strawberry or any red Jello, fresh orange and pineapple bits, chopped peeled apples, cooked sweetened cranberries, walnuts, minced celery and orange zest.

Sarita
06-23-2008, 05:01 PM
Anything suspended in Jello gives me the heebie-jeebies.

cray
06-23-2008, 05:35 PM
Anything suspended in Jello gives me the heebie-jeebies.

vodka?

Sarita
06-23-2008, 05:35 PM
vodka?Point of clarity: Chunks suspended in Jello give me the heebie jeebies. :D

brianm
06-23-2008, 06:36 PM
Point of clarity: Chunks suspended in Jello give me the heebie jeebies. :D

Jello gives me the heebie jeebies.

I was hospitalized for three weeks after a car accident and they fed me Jello non-stop. I can't tolerate the stuff. Just the sight of it turns my stomach.

StephanieFox
07-01-2008, 07:58 AM
Does Bella like Jell-o?

threedogpeople
07-02-2008, 11:14 PM
OK, today is the day, I'm gonna' make it......

threedogpeople
07-03-2008, 09:45 PM
Well, it's good but not great. Since I didn't have a recipe, I used 1 cup of hot water and then the juice/tomatoes from a regular size can (16 oz??).

The combination of sweet and tart is good. The texture is very nice, I served it with mashed potatoes and a chicken cutlet for dinner last night.

Not a complete failure but not a "too good to be true" combination.

Judy

brianm
07-03-2008, 10:30 PM
Does Bella like Jell-o?

Bella's middle name is Hoover. I've never owned a dog who will eat anything and everything she comes across. She plucked a Q-Tip out of my bathroom waste bin and was happily chewing away on it yesterday. She also eats butterflies, lemongrass, cardboard, a rather expensive pillow from my living room sofa, tomatoes, and bird poop. But she'll never discover if she likes Jell-o. Not in this house.

But thank you for asking. :D

threedogpeople
07-03-2008, 10:43 PM
Bella's middle name is Hoover. I've never owned a dog who will eat anything and everything she comes across. :D

One of 3dogs doggies eats Q-tips too. She also loves cooked broccoli and butter. If you are lucky she won't discover the tp roll (a combination of fun and eating).

Judy

Ol' Fashioned Girl
07-05-2008, 05:13 PM
Oy! Mindy discovered toilet paper night before last.

Fortunately, she brought it to Ol' Boy to see if he'd play with it, too. :)

SouthernFriedJulie
07-05-2008, 09:22 PM
I won't mention what my dog eats.

Tomato and jello, I'm in the 'Are you channeling my grandmother' camp. I'd eat it, but I'd want some cilantro and chicken thrown in.

WerenCole
07-08-2008, 06:28 PM
You used canned tomatoes? Ouch. I would have gone for some local tomatoes, preferably something close (support your local food, right?) and found something that was just a touch over ripe. concasse them and let them "confit" in the hot jello water. The lemon and tomato are not bad ideas. . . if you like jello in the first place.


Also, this is not something I would serve as a side dish, but rather a palate cleanser between courses.

icerose
07-08-2008, 10:32 PM
Anything suspended in Jello gives me the heebie-jeebies.

That's me. I don't do things suspended in Jello. There's something inherently wrong with that.

Shadow_Ferret
07-08-2008, 11:45 PM
Jello gives me the heebie jeebies.
Just the sight of Jello makes me ill and has since childhood.

Why is the darned poll closed?

stormie
07-09-2008, 03:16 AM
Just the sight of Jello makes me ill and has since childhood.

Aw, come on--it's the food hospitals choose the most! Same for doctors when they tell you to prep for a test (like colonoscopies. :D )

threedogpeople
07-10-2008, 07:49 PM
Why is the darned poll closed?

Because I am the Queen of the Poll and it's my birthday so I get to decide.....

GeorgeK
07-24-2008, 06:39 AM
sweet Tomato preserves 1:1 by weight sugar and tomatoes, with a cinnamon stick and a sliced lemon (including the peel) per quart cooked down to jam consistency was one good childhood memory. It was great on toast in the morning. Nobody unfamiliar with it was ever able to guess it was tomato. They all thought it was some different variety of strawberry.