It was fun to throw out all those old Mormon pioneer recipes, with butter or lard as a main ingredient. Whole wheat makes me deathly ill for 4 days (I have celiac disease), green jell-o makes me crash 45 minutes later, and funeral taters glue my intestinal walls together.
My favorite is that fluffy stuff that Mormons call "salad" but is mainly Cool-whip, jello, and mini marshmallows.
Our Mormon town published a community cook book and the "Jello Salad" section was half the book. Not kidding. Marshmallows, coconut, pineapple, Cool Whip, berries, were in nearly every one. I still have the book four decades later because my grandmother's recipes are in there. I show it to friends sometimes just to see their mouths drop at the Jello Section.
I will have to say, one lone recipe called for Vienna sausage and grated carrots, so you gotta give it to them for that one.
Done & Done Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Our Mormon town published a community cook book > and the "Jello Salad" section was half the book. > Not kidding. Marshmallows, coconut, pineapple, > Cool Whip, berries, were in nearly every one. I > still have the book four decades later because my > grandmother's recipes are in there. I show it to > friends sometimes just to see their mouths drop at > the Jello Section. > > I will have to say, one lone recipe called for > Vienna sausage and grated carrots, so you gotta > give it to them for that one. > > > Oddly, no recipes for Jello shots.
Vienna sausages in jello just is an afront to nature. Who would think of that?
I saw some recipe on a Mormon board several years ago, probably Babycenter that was for a Snickers "salad" with instant pudding, chopped Snickers bars, and diced apples. I just remember having a big laugh over it, as the person considered adding fruit is what made it a salad and not some cheap dessert that feeds large families.
I went to the mission president's home for dinner once, and the desert was his wife's famous recipe...crushed cookies, cool whip and canned mandarin oranges all mixed together in a glob of goo in a dish. It was not a dare...it was our actual dessert.
That she would pour into her set of pretty cut-glass bowls.
It was lime Jello, with cottage cheese and crushed pineapple mixed in. It looked a little weird, but tasted great. My grandma could have made used gym socks taste good. She was extraordinarily gifted that way.
I love funeral potatoes . Never will understand green jello with carrots.Went to a get together for a young guy from work who was going on a mission.Could not believe they didn't have the normal Mormon yuck.Had the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted . The quiche was excellent .No green jello in sight .Some Mormons can cook really good food .Ill bet this kid will really miss moms food while eating ramen , noodles and other missionary type crap
Valentine's Day "romantic" dinner for couples. I was dating a Mormon guy at the time - my very first - (a dour sort of character) so I was in one of the couples.
We decided on a menu that included quiche Lorraine. I had made many of them, so I began ticking off necessary ingredients: Swiss cheese. . ."Oh, no", piped up one of the RS Mollies. "Swiss is too expensive. We'll use Jack cheese, instead." It went downhill from there. Bacon bits instead of real bacon.
In general, their concoction was well received. But then, many of the people had never eaten real quiche before. They had no idea what it was supposed to taste like.
kathleen Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Do morbidly obese bishops really ask members if > they keep the Word of Wisdom? Or do they just use > that handy “Gift of Discernment”?
I used to think and still do , that being fat is against the
word of wisdom, but no one ever said a word about it, of course.
Who doesn't have compassion for the person struggling to walk. That's a human being in there. Did they wake up one day and say, I just love Twinkies and I'm fine with being in pain, a social pariah, scolded by doctors who should be offering me compassion and solutions?
Children too are morbidly obese. Are they also horrible gluttons who should go on a diet? 97% of dieters gain back their weight within two years. How is this "solution" a solution?
I've been fat, thin, fat, thin, and I'm currently fat. I can tell you that my worth and goodness as a person does not mirror those states of my body.
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