Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Honestly, I wish I made these things up...

Over the rainy weekend, my husband cleaned out our pantry and re-organized the chaos. This wasn't a terrible task since our pantry holds spices, rice, noddles, canned vegetables/soups, goldfish, pretzels, and juice boxes. I grocery shop sans kiddos to limit their begging and pleading for the occasional bag of chips or processed cookies which are reserved for parties.

In the midst of re-organizing, the kiddos stumbled across a gem. A lonely box of green Jello and a packet of cherry Kool-Aid. Which were purchased, last August, when I mistakenly towed three kids to the grocery store alone. "Can we make these? Mama, can we?" They harmoniousily chimed in unison eager for a treat. I struck a deal with them and agreed to the treat. "When you finish dinner we can make those together."

Needless to say, they finished their dinner in record time and threw on their aprons. I read the directions and started to boil the water. Lola carefully cut open the package, I poured the glass of hot water, and Jay poured the glass of cold water. Together they whisked and mixed and giggled. "J-E-L-L-O... We are making J-E-L-L-O." I plugged my nose at the stench coming from the Jello. "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph... come and smell this husband!" As he approached to smell the horrific lime green slime mixture, I re-read the package.

LIMITED EDITION: Margarita flavor.

Sweet. Actually not so sweet. Anyone that knows me, knows that I can't stand the margarita flavor. Ugh!

I should have poured it down the drain. Instead, I looked into the kiddo's excited eyes filled with anticipation and remembered that I need to pick my battles. Was this a battle worth fighting with two super excited, processed food negelected, peaceful children?

No. Instead, I let my children eat the margarita flavored jello in peace. I made a note to myself to read labels more accurately and shop alone in the future. No. Matter. What.

I think I need a vacation sans margaritas. Sans kiddos. Sans chaos. Buy me a ticket to Sans Souci.



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60classy comments:

Blessings From Above said...

Wow..I'm first!

Did Lola wear her "Bachelorette on the Loose" shot glass necklace while making her margarita jello?!?!

zoeyjane said...

you totally missed out on the lola jello shot op. geez. you know you're here to amuse me, right? :P

carrie said...

I have a little box of pina colada flavored Jell-O in my pantry . . .

Rachel said...

Too cute.
What... no jello shot with the darling Target $1 shot glass necklace? You're slipping. ;-)

I love the photo editing skills though, that is a superb photo.

I despise jello.

The Mom said...

Shot glasses, Margaritas, and a 3 year old...a new name for your next blog? ;)

Jeremy Neal said...

My wife refuses to take our son shopping with her anymore either. He grabs and puts all kinds of stuff in the cart, and when she puts it back, he whines. She also might not like taking him because of dropped a few f-bombs in front of some older ladies, which really embarrassed her. Of course, she blamed it on me.

Mararita Jell-o? Was it made for Jell-O shots?

Huckdoll said...

Margarita Jello? What will America think of next? I've never heard of such a thing, but then again, I've never purchased Jello - I'm the Mean Mommy, remember?

However, I did see powdered Jelly Belly flavored Cosmopolitan drink mix (to make alcoholic slushies, kind of like margaritas) in the store today...nasty!!

the dragonfly said...

It has been...well, a very long time since I had a margarita. *sigh* That's what happens when you have a baby, I guess. Especially if you're a "single" mom (Daddy's deployed to Iraq).

At any rate, you are a good mom. I'm sure they appreciated their treat. :)

Keri said...

I'm with you on the margarita... *shudder*... and now in jello... that's just wrong.

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

I don't make Jello either. I didn't know they had such exotic flavors. I also know now that you are more likely a TEQUILA drinker not a whiskey or wine woman. Come on.. you can tell the truth... ;-)
**so giggling!**
xoxoxox

Karen said...

Good grief! They should keep flavors like that out of the kids aisles. Nothing like getting them hooked on flavors so they're alcoholic wannabes by the time they're 12.

Wendi said...

My first thought was exactly what "Blessings from Above" said. Now- I. got. nothing.
Yay for J-E-L-L-O!
It could be worse...you could've made jello jigglers(margarita flavored of course).

This Southern Belle said...

Honestly, I can't believe they make such a thing! Good for you for letting them make it anyway--I'm sure they had a blast!

Kimber said...

That is hysterical!!!! My kids talked me into buying jello when they had the flu several weeks ago---we still have not made it. LOve the photo!

Kim

Stella said...

Ok, I love Margaritas but in JELL-O form...um no thanks!

krissy said...

Did the kids sleep better? Did they pass out after stumbling to bed? (I know there is no liquor in there, just a joke)

Now all you need is Jay to have a beer mug and fifi to carry around a wine glass and you got yourself a hell of a picture.

Indy said...

Lola is definitely now ready for her bachelorette party!

mamatulip said...

Ew. I think Jello is totally disgusting, LOL! That Jello would have freaked me out.

Irene said...

Yes, there is a recurrent theme here....shot glasses, margarita jello...hmmmm.

Jessica said...

It would have been worth the chuckle to have served the Margarita Jello at your next playgroup with Lola sitting at the head of the table wearing her lovely necklace...just to get a rise out of your SAHM friends.

amanda said...

bachelorette on the loose shot glass necklace + margarita jello = best week ever for lola :)

ps - i can't even imagine the smell!! sooo wrong!

Eve Grey said...

Kinda off topic, but what program do you use to edit your photos? I'm going to buy one soon but don't know if I should go with Elements or if I need the straight Photoshop or if there is something better....

girlymom said...

I didn't even know they made margarita flavored jello. That's kinda funny really, I mean who wants a fake squishy tasty margarita...go for the real thing salted ring and all!

Someone brought orange jello with manderin oranges in it to our party this past weekend, I have leftovers if you prefer that to the margarita kind...Ew to both!

Chelsea said...

Who makes this? I mean, what's the point? So kinds can enjoy happy hour too? That is a funny story. I totally thought of Lola's shot glass too. I have friends that almost always bring jello when we invite them over for dinner. I make myself eat a small amount...

The Gerster Family said...

UGH! totally gross...it is completely beyond me why someone even invented gross flavors like that. I'll join you on your "sans" adventure. :)

Thanks for the giggle!
(I found your blog on A Little Bit of Sugar)

Memaw's memories said...

What a hoot. I've never heard of margarita jello. It does sound like something they'd use for those jello shots though.

Crystal said...

Eww gross. You would thing that taste would have turned the right off Jello forever!
It totally looks like Lola is doing Jello shots in the background. Tee hee.

Lisa said...

Love the picture.

Love Margaritas....

Not sure I'd love margarita jello though.....

Did they love the kool-aid too?

Jo said...

Um, I'm beginning to see a pattern here.....margarita jello....bachelorette shot glass...I think Lola needs to tone it down some, huh? lol!

April said...

Wow margarita jello? Didn't know there WAS such an animal! I'm totally buying those for MY jello shots this summer! LOL

CC said...

Perfect for those jello shots!

Ashlee said...

Is there a theme going on here? Shot glasses and now margarita jello...is it time for an intervention? :0)

LceeL said...

I KNEW where these comments were going to go even before I started reading them. Lola, shot glass, jello shots. It all just seemed to fall into place. Someday, when Lola has a moment of retrospection, and she says to herself, "Just how did I start down this path?" ... will she look back to these last two days of blog posts?

Victoria said...

Clearly, Lola could be best friends with my Girlie (she just bought a shot glass as souvenir from Chicago. It reads "Chicago Blows").

Are you as proud as me? =)

Kash said...

OMG, that box was totally targeted for bachelorettes on the loose at a frat party doing jello shots! I hope this isn't your crystal ball...

renatamic said...

on the news here in chicago there was a story about a mother who taught her 2 year old child how to smoke a doobie. sad, i know! but in the interset of TRYING to be funny...what are you trying to do, chika...one up her?? shot glasses and margaritas...i thought that'd be the way i was as a mother, not you :-) hahahaha!!

Kristen said...

You should have let Lola drink it out of her shot glass! :)

Things like this are just too funny to be made up, and yes, those of us with Toddlers now the fight is NOT worth it!

Eat up kiddos! :)

Kim said...

This is why I have my groceries delievered for $6.00 extra.. because I cannot go shopping with my oldest without walking out with $30 extra of crap I don't need.

Margartia flavor. Gross.

(I am leaving my name because of the verification.. I don't do blogger.. sniff)
Kimmylyn

Just My Type said...

I'm dying to hear the verdict.... thumbs up on the margarita flavor? Do two of three classy kids recommend it?

girlymom4 said...

Did the kids like this flavor? I never even knew they made it!! lol We do have other weird flavors of jello in our pantry though!!

Don Mills Diva said...

That's what BlogHer is for!

LunaNik said...

Margarita flavored jello!

You're the best mom EVER!!

For reals...you're kids are gonna looooooove you when they are drinking age and you teach them how to make alcohol spiked slurpees.

greyst said...

GROSS! I didn't even know they made margarita Jello!!

Steph said...

OK first of all how did you get your husband to clean the pantry? 2nd who knew they make Margarita jello, which by the way is one of my fav drinks on a hot day, and 3rd how did you create that cool photo?

Kellan said...

Cool photo! I do like me a Margarita, but I prefer Pina Coladas. I don't think I would like this jello though - maybe if it was spiked with tequilla - yep!

Nice to see you - hope you are having a good week. Take care - Kellan

MamaWise said...

You know my ex-bf was a Sous Chef at San Souci... I used to love eating there... for free! We should go there sometime - the food is divine!

April said...

I can only relate to this if I switch margarita (something I love) for whiskey (something I hate). The sacrifices we make...

Tickled Pink Designs said...

hi there! I haven't commented before, but I faithfully check in everyday. Just wanted to say that dh and i went to a place called sans souci for our honey moon. LOVED it!
Who would by margarita jell-o on purpose??? Grwoss (as my 5 yr old would say) good for you for letting them go ahead and enjoy!

Cecily R said...

Confession time...I've never had a margarita. Not even a virgin. Based on your commments and many comments here, I'm not missing much...

LOVE the picture!!!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

I can see the Polish coming out! I say JMJ all the time, too! And, if you don't want the margie? I'm soo willing to take it off your hands. LOVE it. And, I think the kids deserve a wee nip here and there.

Ali said...

margarita flavor? seriously?

Happy Days said...

I soooo can relate to
1). shopping with three kiddos
2). letting them have the gello

This made me laugh!!! We really have very simillar lives!!!

Jenni said...

Margarita flavored Jello. It's just wrong in so many ways!

Mamarazzi said...

funny

Shellie said...

Hee hee! And they liked it? Margarita jello, huh? This could revolutionize or scandalize Utah, the green jello state. So much for going grenn tonight, eh?

momof3crazykids said...

This is too funny. Never would of thought such a thing existed. Did they like it?

Beth said...

No one has mentioned that you actually have child-size aprons! Now, that's classy.

I love it and hate it, margarita flavor that is~

Laura said...

LOL ----- that is a great story!

The Immoral Matriarch said...

I'll go halfsies with you.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I do like a margarita but I don't know that I'd like my Jello to taste that way. There's just something wrong about that.

 

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