To this day, I do not know exactly what it was, but I can describe it to the best of my abilities:
Three years ago, right after finding out I was pregnant with MiddleSon, Hubby and I were asked to a dinner party. We accepted, but made sure the hostess knew I had horrible morning sickness, and anything more than fruits and vegetables really wasn't sitting well with me. She said she understood, and would understand if I only tried a few bites of things I felt were 'safe'.
Before going, I bought a small veggie tray to bring with, and I am sooo glad I did, as were the other three couples. Hostess made, well,,colorful mush served over potatoes. She claims it was a lentil and meat dish, but we were never able to discern what type of meat was an odd grey when cooked, the lentils were purple, because she added beet juice to the water...not beets mind you, just juice, and freezer burned vegetables. No seasonings aside from the beet juice. It was like eating purple school paste.
On the plus side, she had made an excelent chocolate flourless cake for desert!