I'm sure my family would have starved if I was a mother during the Great Gelatin Era, because I can't unmold gelatin. This is the fourth gelatin-based recipe I've done for
Throwback, and they've all been ugly and panic-inducing in their unwieldiness. My jellied chicken sat on a plate, upside-down, clinging to the mold with bat-like prowess for an hour before I held it aloft and shook until it made the twelve-inch drop onto the plate.
Have you ever taken a skanky old kitchen sponge, wiped it on a counter covered with chicken juice and veggies and then chewed on it? Don't. You can get the same experience by eating Jellied Chicken Loaf, which is slightly safer. Any remaining members of the Gelatin Generation can still enjoy Jellied Chicken Loaf, because it doesn't require things like chewing. Or digesting.
The good news: one serving has only 110 calories. This doesn't account the calories that will come from the ice cream and rum you'll need to erase the experience from your palette and mind. Hey ... you could put that in a blender.Robin Wheeler writes the blog Poppy Mom. After years of making and eating fancy food, Robin is sick of it all. She's returning to the basics: recipes that haven't surfaced in three decades. She reports on the results for Gut Check every Monday.