Sorry, guys, but the blog is going to be a little food-heavy this month. I was starving when I wrote up my schedule so all the food looked really appealing. Husband and I are doing our darnedest to stick to a Paleo-ish diet. Some days we do better than others. (“Cavemen ate cookies, didn’t they, honey?”)
This one actually sort of qualifies even for a diet, since it’s fruit salad. Cavemen totally had fruit.
The “secret” ingredient is vanilla Jell-o instant pudding, though, and I’m pretty sure the cavemen didn’t have that… But it’s a secret ingredient, so maybe we can just pretend it’s not in there and eat it anyways.
In college, whenever someone decided we were having a potluck, I always made fruit salad. I lived in a dorm with only a microwave and tiny refrigerator, so cooking anything super ambitious was out of the question. I would get a big take-out box of fruit from the cafeteria (totally not stealing– it was a buffet and they gave you take-out boxes), chop it up, mix it together, and throw a yogurt in there. I’ve never heard of using Jell-o pudding powder instead of yogurt, but I’m game for anything, guys.
At our house, fruit salad is made with whatever the fuck we can find that is not moldy. Today I managed to gather a pretty decent collection.
You’ll note my leftover strawberries from the fruit roll-up experiment. I thought about saving them to make more fruit roll-ups, but no.
This does not even resemble what the recipe calls for, but hey, it’s fruit, so it totally counts.
Next the instructions said to use two tablespoons of the Jell-o pudding powder.
Fuck that noise, yo. What am I going to do with the remaining Jell-o pudding powder then, huh? Chocolate chips leftover are fine, but not powdered Jell-o pudding. So I dumped the whole thing in there.
Now, you will notice, perhaps, that my recipe didn’t use as many of the “juicy” fruits as the other recipe did. This did not bother me. I like granny smith apples, and I don’t care what you say. But it turns out that in this case, the juice actually serves a fairly important purpose, and that is to dissolve the Jell-o pudding powder. Oops.
So, er, yeah, mine is not the most beautiful fruit salad ever created.
Still, it tastes pretty good, I guess. Nothing special, and I’d pit it against not-stolen cafeteria fruit and yogurt any day, but still, not bad. Even if mine is way uglier.