An Open Letter to Helen Waters
Dear Helen Waters, Your website is a model for us all - a cross-stitched dung beetle! - an entire section devoted to the sharp crease of a well-made trouser! - And, of course, a food section that makes me realize that my own weird jello department is only a pretender to the throne on which you are already seated. I bow before you. Jello forever!
The Soup Lady
Behold! From the "I Can't Believe It's Food!" section of the Family Indigestion department:
THE BOSTON BEANIE RING
1 pkg. lemon flavoured gelatin
1/3 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can baked beans in tomato sauce
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup drained sweet-pickle relish
small, inner romain leaves
Heat tomato juice to boiling in a small saucepan; pour over gelatin in a medium-sized bowl; stir until gelatin dissolves. Stir in ketchup, lemon juice, mustard and salt. Chill 30 minutes, or until as thick as unbeaten egg white. Fold in baked beans, celery and pickle relish; spoon into a 5-cup ring mold. Chill several hours, or until firm (overnight is best). When ready to serve, run a sharp-tip thin-blade knife around top of salad, then dip mold very quickly in and out of pan of hot water. Cover mold with a serving plate; turn upside down; carefully lift off mold. Stand romaine leaves in center of ring.
Who would actually dare to make this, let alone serve it? At least the href="https://drokk.com/familyindigestion/itsfood.html">Molded Pork Loaf has a horrible kind of beauty about it, which the Boston Beanie Ring cannot claim.