Hello and Welcome to Saving Face "Beauty!"
Do you ever get a hankering for brains? Especially this time of year. Don't get me wrong, it's not as if I've fallen victim to "the strange plague." I've just been keeping up with iZombie and the countless ways in which Olivia Moore manages to turn a handful of human parts into something even the living would find palatable never ceases to amaze me.
Pastas, omeletes, nachos, even hot cocoa! Maybe what I should do is find out which food blogs she follows... Nah! That would be too easy. And without the secret ingredient, it just wouldn't be the same.
Don't work in a morgue? Don't have unlimited access to brains? Don't worry! Keep reading for a simple way to whip up some tasty frontal lobe.
Okay that wasn't the complete truth. There's no way to "whip up" a human brain from scratch without the help of a mad scientist. Unfortunately, my social circles don't extend that far. But I hear Planned Parenthood has a pretty extensive bite-sized menu.
The next best thing is gelatin.
This recipe involves 4-5 ingredients, a brain mold, and is fairly easy.
Go to your local grocery store and pickup the following items if you don't already have them:
1. 2-6oz. packages of of either Peach or Watermelon Jello as they give off the ideal color. I opted for the Peach.
2. Fat-Free Evaporated milk. Fat-included evaporated milk will curdle.
3. Food coloring in various colors: Red, Blue, Black. The Usual.
4. Vegetable oil
5. Any kind of red Jelly (optional)
After dissolving the Jello in the hot water, add the cold water and then the evaporated milk. Drizzle some vegetable oil inside the mold to prevent unnecessary stickage and wipe the excess with a paper towel. Fill up the mold to 3/4 and let the mixture sit in the fridge over night.
As to be expected, the fun part comes after brain removal!
Use your food coloring to outline the ridges in the brain. If you want your brain to look a little more bloody, heat up some jelly and pour it over the top. Serve in the most grotesque way possible. Use your imagination!