One of the first things you learn in
home economics is that food needs to look appealing. Even the simplest of food
can look more appealing with the use of color. Have you ever served a dinner
with food all the same color? Picture a plate of macaroni and cheese, corn, and
applesauce. Does it seem enticing?
Yet these are all great foods. They
are just put together wrong. Macaroni and Cheese needs bright greens or reds
served with it to make it look delicious. Picture that same plate of macaroni
and cheese with bright orange carrots and a green salad. It is much more
This is why colorful herbs like
parsley are used to garnish plates of food that you order in restaurants. While
we may not want to spend the money on these garnishes, we can take into
consideration the color of our food when planning our meals.
One of my children's favorite foods is finger jello. It is a
great snack because you can take it to the park and it doesn't melt.
One way to give a lot of color to a
plate is to set up 3 different colors of it. Then you cut it into small squares,
and place one of each on the plates. Don't worry about the leftovers. They will
be devoured! Here is the recipe for Finger Jello.