Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Day 583: A Case For Blue Jell-O

We had company for dinner again.

This time it was a woman HH introduced me to on Sunday.  She's Jewish, but is sort of investigating our faith right now.  I briefly spoke with her between classes, when HH told me he'd invited her to dinner, and she informed me that she was on a special diet and couldn't eat cheese.

So, I formulated a menu all around this "diet" that I wasn't very sure of.  I decided to lean towards healthy foods just in case it was that kind of diet, and because people usually appreciate healthy.  Turns out, it's not that kind of a diet.  There are just certain foods she can't eat.

And given that "cheese" was the only one she told me about, I did really really well on the menu.  The only item I served that she couldn't eat were the tomatoes in the salad.

But the interesting thing is that the dessert I decided to make was a trifle of sorts, but it called for raspberries, raspberry Jell-O, and raspberry yogurt.  When I was at the store I was feeling a bit indecisive and decided to pick up blueberries and strawberries.  I guess I just wasn't in the mood for raspberries.  Anyway, I ended up making it with blueberries, berry blue Jell-O, and blueberry yogurt.  All along, I kept telling myself the blue Jell-O would look awful.

And it did.

But, come to find out, she can't eat any red fruits.


I knew I made a good choice!

And even though it didn't look as pretty as the red would have, it still tasted good.  She even had seconds.

And it was all a Joyful Moment for me.

But I also need to mention the wonderful discussion we got into after dinner about God, the eternal nature of family, and faith.  As HH put it, having that kind of a discussion always leaves you feeling closer to God.

Which is the best kind of Joyful Moment.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments with good choices and good feelings!


Linda said...

How cool!

My day was full - subbing in the temple then rushing to an activity with the 10 & 11 year old girls, and finishing up with a cake decorating class with Meg and her sis-in-law. It was busy, but oh so fun!

Cheryl said...

I'm excited to see your cake skills!