One of my favorite aspects of Around My French Table is the introduction that Dorie gives to each recipe. Dorie's intro for this weeks' recipe starts out, "While Americans of all stripes tend to turn snobby at the mere mention of gelatin...." Yup, I am one of those Americans. I am not a fan of gelatin, Jell-O, or anything like unto it. I do not buy it for my kids and when I went shopping for this week's ingredients, it the the first time in my life that I bought gelatin.
I wish that I could say that after trying this recipe that I had finally found a form of gelatin that I like, but nope. Gelatin is still ... weird. While making it, I had to mix the gelatin with hot orange juice ... the smell was not desirable. It bought back memories from when I was 8 or 9 years old of stinky horses in Havasupai. When all was said & done, I was brave & tried a bite of my citrus terrine (I opted to leave the expensive berries out and use them on my waffles) and I liked that it was flavored with orange juice, but I just can't get past the whole gelatin thing.
I'm guessing it will be a hit with the kids when the get up from their naps.
Next week's recipe, slow-roasted tomatoes, is more up my alley, but I'd love some ideas of how to serve them!!