Tapioca or Jello®?
What a question, huh? In our quest to use up the foods that are still here in the house in what we call “shopping the pantry” I came across a box of tapioca, part of which Bill had used quite some time ago when making a fresh cherry pie. I don’t really remember the pie but I know that he didn’t make the tapioca into pudding since he detests anything with a consistency like bread pudding, rice pudding, or custard of any sort.
After I told him what dessert was going to be, Bill went rummaging through the shelves and returned with a box of Jello®. Clearly I certainly was not going to eat that since it was left over from that horrible night-before cleanse required for a colonoscopy. That’s one of those experiences where the bark truly is worse than the bite since once the anesthesia hits you don’t feel or remember anything, thank goodness.
The odd thing about this pudding vs. gelatin battle is that we almost never eat dessert but this contest will continue since the shelves aren’t empty yet. Where is a tarte tatin or a fluffy chocolate souffle when you need one?