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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Sometimes I get in these weird moods...where I just have to do something completely silly, like make up rules for a created holiday or go to the midnight showing of a teen movie while eight months pregnant. Just crazy.

The other night, I decided to make buffalo wings for dinner. Don't get all excited - I totally cheated and used the ones from Costco. I pulled a bag of carrots out of the fridge to serve and then reached for a box of gelatin (so the Boy wouldn't completely starve). I picked the orange flavor. Setting all the options on the table, I giggled...then I added a bowl of baby oranges.


The kids loved it and it was almost entirely unintentional.

Now they want me to serve them a blue dinner. Hrmm...blue food. Blueberry pancakes, blue yogurt (easy enough to color the vanilla flavor). Maybe I could soak some pear halves overnight but that is just too much food coloring. Might need to re-read some Percy Jackson books to see what blue foods his mother served him on his birthday.

What suggestions do you have for blue food?

8 comments:

Debi said...

BLUE Bell ice cream. :)

Kristina P. said...

The only thing I can think of is Blueberry something.

Jillybean said...

Blue tuna.

Don't laugh, it's been done at our house.

Janell said...

I've seen "Blue Cornchips" before, but they're probably dyed.

"Deadliest Catch" has been talking about Blue Crab of some sort lately. Probably expensive and hard to get.

Blue Bell ice-cream has a blackberry flavored ice-cream that kind of looks blue-purple-ish and tastes to me like artificial grape flavoring. I don't think you can get that brand up in your neck of the woods though.

Blue Cheese has a few blue veins in it.

Stacy Q said...

A while back I found this blue punch which is just way too cute:
http://tidymom.net/2011/ducky-baby-shower-punch/

Just waiting for the right moment to serve it.

Tipi said...

Anything you can do with yellow cornmeal you can do with blue cornmeal. Also the food companies for some odd reason decided all fake raspberry things should be blue so you should be able to find blue drinks and desserts. There are some really cool colored veggies you can find, but you may need to wait for farmers markets.
And Percy's mom would bring home blue candy from the candy store she worked at and dye the pancakes blue :)

Sami said...

Blue raspberry jello!
Isn't there a blue KoolAid?
I love the creativity of this!
I think I need to do something like this to prove I'm a fun mom.
So far, my kids aren't buying it when I tell them I am...

Creating Sarah said...

Mashed potatoes take food coloring really well. Also, I love Percy Jackson!!!

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