Friday, August 5, 2011

Go Fish!

For your mouth-watering enjoyment, furriends---ta-da:

A new recipe from the parish kitchen!

I'm tickled to my whisker tips! The housekeeper has come up with a treat which is a real tribute to one of my passions--fish.

The only thing is, it doesn't taste like fish. It isn't grilled, sauteed, or fried. It just looks like fish or little fishies, actually, swimming around in their little pond.

It was so nice of her to make this for me, but not for a moment did I think they were really fish, or rather goldfish, especially since I was spying on her as she made it.

If you would like to create your own pond, here is the recipe:

Go Fish!

3 oz. box of lime Jello or any color you want the fish to swim in
a handful of baby carrots (the organic ones are more tapered)
celery stalk greens (optional)

In a small glass rectangular or round dish, mix the Jello according to package directions. Wash carrots and lightly peel, setting the "fish" into the Jello.

Put into refrigerator and every so often check on them, moving the carrots around to where they look most feline-yummy looking life like. Eventually they will set.

When they were first put in, it was funny because the carrots started acting like real fish in that they wanted to hang out along the edge of the dish or gang together on one end. Even when they were left alone, they "swam" when nobody was looking.




Fluffy and Heather said...

That is a marvellous idea! We never imagined you were tricked, not even for a moment, Tom ;) xx F and H

Mr Puddy said...

MOL.. Before I read I'm about to say those fish look like Carrot : )
And da fish smell like da garden for sure !!!
And Father Tom, Did you touch the Jello ? must be wobbles ! wobbles ! Tehe

Kwee Cats said...

Wooooo, we got to gets our Mumsy to fix this! We LOVE playing with Jello! We've made BIG messes before...ummm, helping with some that Mumsy had conveniently put in little dishes...well, little dishes, ok on the table, but still, little dishes - WE eat out of little dishes! Sooooo... Anyway, we LOVE playing with Jello!

Marg said...

What cute fishies. Did you try to catch them Tom. Might be fun to give that jello a whap and see what happens. It is kind of pretty. What a good idea. Hope all of you have one really nice week end.

Mariodacat said...

he he - M said she's sure to try that one. So cute. Thanks for "making our day" today.

Hannah and Lucy said...

What bait did you use to tempt those "fishies" Tom.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Fuzzy Tales said...

LOL! Tom, this is not something our mom ever would have thought to do. :-D

It's a cute idea, though we kinda like the idea of REAL fish...or at least nip fish...a bit better. Ha!

Cathy Keisha said...

Only humans could think that lime jello and carrots could fool us. Cats are intelligent!

Brian said...

Hmmmmmm, seriously Tom, you don't look impressed! Happy weekend pal!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a neat fish bowl. And edible. Except we don't picture you eating the carrots. :)

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

MOL - I think that should be REAL goldfish in there! And it should be tuna flavored jello. ;-)

Prancer Pie said...

That looks like fun! Princess would eat the jello, cuz she lufs that stuff! Thanks fur sharing this. xoxo

Team Tabby said...

Tom, we knows you weren't fooled by that 'pond' and 'fish'.....we certainly wouldn't touch it...well, except for Mike, yeah, he would totally go for it, ha. ha.

ABBY said...

We know you are too smart to be fooled by the fishy pond. But we thought it was so cute. Thank you for the idea and recipe.

The Island Cats said...

That looks like fun, but we would prefer a real pond!!

meowmeowmans said...

What a fun (pretend) fish pond, Tom!

Tamago said...

Wow, what cute fishes!! I have to make fish pond, too!! Thank you for sharing the recipe. It is really good idea!!

Father Tom said...

I don't know if anyone noticed, but the jello had a little bit taken out of the middle. That wasn't me, I swear it! I was too busy pretending I wasn't flattered to pieces over the whole idea. I'm glad y'all enjoyed seeing something different!