Well…uh, that’s…interesting.

This Easter, I get to prepare a holiday meal: something I have not done for approximately eight years, as I normally mooch off of other people’s hard work. I don’t give a rip about the reason for the holiday; to me, it’s Thanksgiving with fewer root vegetables and a more moist main course. All the same, I want to do it up right. Cute, delicious, and seasonally appropriate. So, looking for inspiration, I turned to everyone’s favorite internet aggregator, Pinterest, and what I found there horrified me.

Here’s the top five nightmarish things I found for my Easter table.

5. Resurrection Rolls

Now, to be fair, the rolls themselves don’t look bad. I’m more disturbed at what this recipe tells us about Jesus: namely, that he was the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man who was betrayed by four disciples when they crossed the streams of cinnamon and sugar, and this recipe has you recreate said betrayal. If you listen closely to the oven door, I’m sure you hear a high pitched whisper “My Kraft, my Kraft, why have you forsaken me?”

You know, I could have gotten behind the idea of Communion a bit more if it involved smores instead of that papery wafer that leaves a coat of film on your tongue that only bad wine can burn away.

4. It’s Lamb Chop’s Play Along!

I guess if you’re going to make a cake shaped like an animal, the least you can do is make it look like you’re carving meat when you cut a slice. It’s even better if you wear a Hannibal Lecter mask while carving it and muttering “Well hello Clarice…good to see you again.” I think the only question remaining is whether to serve it with a raspberry sauce or mint frosting.

3. The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Well, now we know what Mr. McGregor has in mind for when he finally captures Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail: he’s getting his vegetables back directly from their viscera.

2. Chick Murder Eggs

All of your guests will want to eat eggs that look like there are partially stillborn deformed chicks inside! It’s like visiting a country that serves Balut minus the sex tourism! Who wouldn’t want to eat their sad little bulbous faces and put them out of their misery?


There’s always room for Jello! Especially when encased inside its shimmering, wiggling exterior are the components of a balanced meal: ham chunks, corn, peas, greens, and red pepper. It’s like head cheese that follows US nutritional guidelines–I only hope there’s also a gelatinous mold with suspended Jesus particles for dessert.

8 Comments Well…uh, that’s…interesting.

  1. Melissa April 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    That last photo induced religion in me! Yessir!! I just loudly exclaimed, “Jesus, what the HELL is that?!”

    Also, I think I threw up in my mouth a little, er… a lot.

    1. Mellzah April 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      It was when I saw that picture that I knew I had to make this post.

  2. Fishie April 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Jello can be easily made alcoholic, and nobody eats the jello salad. Easy way to get stealth-drunk.

    1. Mellzah April 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      There have GOT to be less gross ways of getting stealth drunk–flask nips in the restroom, for example.

  3. Michelle Church April 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    …I really want to try that jello.

  4. Tonya April 3, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I think I can safely say the last one would get a very solid “VOM VOM VOM” vote were this blog a “Nom or Vom” poll.

    1. Mellzah April 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      I will admit that the majority of things I post for Nom or Vom end up being voted “Vom” but I do try to not stack the deck THAT much–most things I call for a vote upon are things that I would at least consider eating.

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