I bring you CARD NUMBER EIGHTY-FOUR!
Ok, that’s a lie. Leah actually brought card number 84. She made the burgers and the assorted toppings and the lima-bean cucumber salad. I just made the dessert, but I’ll get to that later.
But since I just mentioned the assorted toppings, let me draw your attention to that weird bunch:
- Pineapple rings, green pepper, olives
- Sauteed onions and mushrooms
- Sliced orange and chutney
- Raw onion, ketchup, crisp bacon
- Slice tomato, crumbled blue cheese
- Mustard and cole slaw
Well, some weirder than others. 2, 4, and 5 seem completely reasonable; and that cole slaw and mustard combo didn’t sound like a total abomination since I come from Pittsburgh and we like to put cole slaw on our sammies!
However, since it’s DiS! Leah thought it appropriate to dabble in the odd and she did topping combo number 1 (hell yeah, pineapple rings, green pepper and olives!) in addition to the onion/mushroom and onion/ketchup/bacon burgers.
Now for the salad. Leah chose Greek yogurt over sour cream because that’s what she had in the house. And I don’t think that’s what went wrong here. I think the recipe was just plain wrong, because geez-oh-man was this salad gross:
I think more than anything it was the frozen lima beans; lima beans should only be served warm. The texture was all kinds of wrong. Me thinks this would have been sooooo much better if it were just cucumbers involved. Oh, how Dinner is Served led Leah astray!
Here is the completed #84:
These were burgers! And they were yummy! Although whoever got the pineapple burger picked off everything and just made it a regular old burger. My onion, ketchup, bacon burger was delectable.
You already know what I thought about that lima bean salad.
But that’s a pretty good recreation of the photo, no?
And now, dessert!
The Jelly Roll Ice Cream Mold. Take a look again at the photo for dinner 84 and check out that dessert in the top left hand corner ———————————————–>
This photo was all that I had to go on. Now, if you recall, I have tried my hand at a jelly roll (which was much less successful than my sherbet roll); but I really didn’t want to start from scratch. I was thinking, what to do? What to do?
Well, I remembered that my mum always got jelly rolls during Passover at the Jewish grocery stores in Squirrel Hill. I also remembered that every once in a while they would have jelly rolls in the tiny bakery section of Eddie’s in Mt. Vernon here in Baltimore. But it wasn’t Passover. I’m not in Pittsburgh. And, well, Eddie’s selection is so…occasional.
What to do? What to do? Could it be, could it be??? that my Safeway would have the answer?
So I just assembled what the picture looked like—an ice cream ball (or is that a bombe???) covered in jelly roll slices!
So I cut up the jelly rolls (I used all 6 cakes) and covered a plastic wrap-lined bowl with pieces:
So into the freezer it went! I have a good video of the reveal here: Unmold the jelly roll ice cream cake! I can’t get it to embed. Because I don’t know how to do fancy internet type shit. I really hope that the link works–Leah’s VO is great. Also, I’m wearing my awesome Graceland t-shirt.
But anyhoo, here is the finished result:
It really is fabulous. I am particularly proud of it because it looks really complicated but there’s only 2 ingredients and less than 5 steps. Also, this can easily be made gluten-free if you get one of those Passover jelly rolls. Keep an eye out for them–tis the season!
This meal was a success (that goofy salad excluded). Switch that out for a decent salad and you’ve got yourself a nifty little outdoor grilling party!!! That’s happening soon, right? The grilling weather. Please? I love winter, but even I’m getting a little over all the snow and cold.
Here’s one more pic for good measure.
Yeah, I don’t know what that is, but some reason I find this hilarious. It’s Leah’s fault. She bear’d it.
Update: After I posted this, I got a photo from DiS! reader, Patti, who made her own Jelly Roll Ice Cream Mold–but with Swiss Cake Rolls (a.k.a. Ho-Hos) and chocolate ganache ice cream!
How fabulous is that? She said it was a big hit with all of her chocoholic friends!
Thanks for sharing, Patti!