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Jen and Derrell recreate Rachel's infamous "traditional" trifle from Friends, to see if it really tastes like feet.

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- Hey guys, I'm here with my friend, Durell, to bring you a very special thanksgiving recipe. I don't know about you, but thanksgiving is a time to share comforting meals with your family and Friends. And by Friends I mean the TV show. Yeah, do you guys know where we're going with this? You could sense what recipe we're gonna do. If you're a fan of Friends, there is that episode when Rachel creates an English trifle, complete with ladyfingers, raspberry jam, bananas, and everyone's favorite, meat. And custard. First step we've got to cook the beef sauteed with peas and onions. Add a little oil to our pan, smoking hot. We add our onions. There we go. That's how every desert should sound like. This is the base of all great deserts. I've seen bananas eaten with savory things, but the custard, I don't know. Look at that jiggle. And the texture, I mean, if you've got bananas and custard, the texture of it is just-- it's almost like-- It's fun, right? Sound fun, we'll see. I'm scared. Now the beef. Wanna slide that in. Same thing, we're just gonna incorporate this all in. I'm trying to teach you guys how to do this while also thinking about our inevitable fate of eating this monstrosity at the end of this. Should we add some salt and pepper? Sorry, good luck. Oh, that was a lot. Did you hear that land? Yeah. I think we're ready for the peas. The green peas go in. We really want it to pop through the trifle. We should talk about what a trifle is. So if you don't know a trifle is a traditional english dessert. Rachel actually made it into a savory dessert, which I've never heard of in my entire life. Yeah so it's half an english trifle, which is layers of delicious goodness, whatever you'd like, and half a shepherd's pie. But actually Durell came up with a really brilliant idea, which is? The cool thing about us is that we do this . We cook for a living. So you know what we gonna do? Bam. Red wine vinegar. The vinegar adding a nice little bite to it, cut through that sweet. The only problem now that I'm still worried about is the texture of this banana and this custard. So if we can combat that with this beautiful luxurious bottle of red wine vinegar, we might be onto something, baby. Oh, you can smell it. Alright, see? Oh yeah. So I guess we'll cook this a little bit longer just to let more liquid evaporate and then we'll layer the trifle. First layer, ladyfingers. Getting . Have you ever made a trifle? Hell no. Closest thing I've ever eaten to this is banana pudding. I'm 'bout to call my mom after this like, "Yo, mom, we came up with something else that's delicious." I got a secret ingredient for your new banana pudding. This is giving it a good structure, too. It's going to soak everything up. Next the jam. Yeah. Just pour that in. It's only one layer of jam. And then we should smoosh it to the sides so we see the red. I like it. Custard. There we go. I should be more delicate, this is an english trifle. Yes, it is. This is beautiful, though. Really? Like, this is beautiful. I'm sorry, I'm just envisioning it with the ground beef. So the raspberry will be cool 'cause it's got the seeds in it and then you'll get the custard and the banana. This is fun. Another layer of lady fingers. There we go, like Jenga. Just gonna press it down a bit, we really want to make room for our next layer. Ground beef. Go for it. Here we go. Here goes nothing, people. The good thing about this is that the lady fingers will suck up all of that juice and leave them nice and moist. Almost like a tiramisu. Another layer of custard, final one. So we've got to make this a little bit pretty. You're even gonna take the spatula out on 'em. We'll do this. What? What are you thankful for? Taste buds. Final layer-- And the most important one. Whipped cream. This might be what actually brings it all together. Okay. Now it's time to taste. I don't feel like this is enough. I feel like we need bigger spoons. Yeah, hang on. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. There we go, let's do it. Which one do you want? Oh it's so hard. Thick. Do you need a place? What's it smell like? Smells good. It doesn't smell bad. I'm optimistic here. Cheers. One, two, three. That's not bad. I'm going through a lot of emotions right now. I like it, it's good. You don't like it? No. good. With the beef. Happy thanksgiving, guys. We did it! We did not. Success.

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