Monday, April 12, 2010

The Jell-o Project: Apricot Cottage Cheese Salad with Lemon

For those of you who are following along at home, here is the recipe for Apricot Cottage Cheese Salad with Lemon. (I could not find apricot Jell-o, so used Tropical Fusion instead.) Thank you to all who suggested I blend up the cottage cheese before I mix it into the Jell-o. As you can see from the picture, I didn't follow your advice. My family was not happy.

I don't know that there was much I could have done with this recipe to make my family like it. Personally, I thought it was not too terrible, cottage cheese curds and all. I enjoy cottage cheese on it's own and know for a fact that cottage cheese is sometimes mixed with fruit for a delicious, low fat snack.

So, what is the difference with the Apricot Cottage Cheese Salad with Lemon? We had cottage cheese, we had fruit. How could this combination go so wrong?

Personally, I think it's the solidity of the whole thing. Cottage cheese and fruit should just be more fluid. And definitely not jiggly.


Isaac took a bite and encouraged all others to give it a fair shot. "It's not that bad! You should try it. If I can taste it, you can." Of course he refused a second bite.

Ethan was the biggest baby of all, taking a microscopic taste and quickly pronouncing it "disgusting."

Jonah probably took the biggest bite. I had high hopes for Jonah, my fruit eater, and the Apricot Cottage Cheese Salad with Lemon. He very kindly swallowed, but did not take a second bite.

I was the only one to eat the whole thing.

There are two still left in the fridge.

I should do something about that.

Next up: Something with vegetables.


Erika said...

I love hearing the reactions of your family. Good luck with the veggies, I think you'll need it. Although, I once had some lemon jello with celery and crushed pineapple or something like that that someone brought us when one of the kids was born, and it was actually really good!

Abbie said...

Try beets next! I bet you could fool your kids into thinking it's not a veggie. Allyson

Our Family said...

These kind of jello creations remind me of things we used to serve the residents when I was a waitress at a retirement home. The cook would just throw yesterday's salad into jello and we suddenly had a new side dish! Don't tell your kids I said that! ; )