Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Don't play with your food
Or, at least that was what my mom would say, as I made mountains out of mashed potatoes, like in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
She also would get a little upset when my friends and I made pizzas from scratch. We'd have tomato sauce all over the walls, reminiscent of "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" (Can you believe this link actually takes you to an official website? And, did you know George Clooney was also in one of those ridiculous movies?).
But sometimes, my mom would make an exception, such as when we would make Jello jigglers, 'cause "everyone needs a little wiggle room." You can even make a gelatin-free version like these jellies posted on A Raw Yogi Journal II. Someone named Jake even commented that the same thing could be done raw using Irish moss, instead of agar agar (hey, I've got some of both).
Other fond memories of my childhood in the kitchen, include making no-bake cookies, like this nearly raw version (love the stuff), homemade popsicles (so easy to do when you're raw; check out this fudgesicle) and stain glass cookies (a recipe we got out of a Sesame Street book).
The stain glass cookies were made out of a sugar cookie frame and broken lollipop tops that melted in the oven to form colored "glass." I'll probably make a raw version soon, but what I made yesterday is quite similar.
Thanks again to Raw B (who's juice feasting at the moment, so I've agreed to make her raw wishes come true during this time she can only dream about them), I put together some color-blocked cookies (inspired by this link she sent me), like something out of the early '90s. I made different color doughs out of various nuts/seeds and dried fruit. Talk about some expensive play dough.
My son and I had a blast making cookies and other fun shapes. The best part is that you can eat these creations, and they don't taste salty like the homemade play dough of my past (sorry mom). These are fruity delicious.
Here are some of the pics from our project yesterday. Tomorrow, I'll fill you in on how I made the doughs. Can you guess what's in each color?
By the way, I did get to see "Juno" last night. Loved it, but my hubby thought they were trying too hard with the dialogue (he's always a critic). I also really enjoyed the soundtrack; I've gotta get my hands (or in this case, ears) on that one.
And, the snow I mentioned turned out to be only a dusting. It's gone already, but there is more in the forecast for tomorrow.