Nifty Jello in a Can
Feb 10th, 2013 by Eunice

The other day I was browsing around on Pinterest and I came across this pin of a old Dole Pineapple advertisement.

My first thought was why haven’t I ever thought of this?  So I decided then and there that I must try it!  It really couldn’t be easier to make and my kids thought that it was the best Jello that I had ever made.  I credit that to the cool visual effect- kids dig it.  Recently I made 6 cans for a family dinner:  2 with blue Jello, 1 with orange Jello, 1 with lemon Jello, 1 with lime Jello and one with red Jello.  I liked the look of the green the best, but they all tasted good.  After all of that, we were snowed in and stuck with 6 cans of pineapple Jello.

Nifty Jello in a Can

Pour out liquid from a can of sliced pineapple and discard.

Dissolve a 3oz. box of lime Jello in 1 cup boiling water (you could also use the pineapple juice and water to equal 1 cup liquid)

Pour hot Jello water over pineapple rings in the can.

Chill until set.  Run hot water on the sides and bottom of can to loosen.  Then cut the bottom of the can and push the mold out.  Cut between pineapple slices and serve.

*Optional:  top a slice with an ice cream scoop of cottage cheese or a dollop of whipped cream.

*You could also do this with other canned fruit and flavors of Jello, but you would lose the nifty pineapple ring effect.

Now Go Can Some Jello and Have a Nifty Night!

Surprise: a Jello “treat”
Feb 6th, 2010 by Jello Girl

This morning my Mother-in-Law called to invite us to Sunday dinner and of course she asked, “would you bring one of your great Jello salads?”  Ahhhh, the time has arrived to try my hand at a new congealed salad recipe.  What will it be?  I find myself pouring over my Jello cookbooks. Will it be a Rice and Fish Loaf? No, that would be an Entree of course.  Salad, salad… hum, what about Jellied Cooked Lettuce?  Cooked lettuce?  Really? Who cooks lettuce?  I’ll move on.  How about Old-Fashioned Cole Slaw?  Now there really is something “old fashioned” about coleslaw being suspended in gelatin.  Turkey-Souffle Salad?  That seems a little heavy as a side dish.  Maybe I should choose something from The New Jell-O Book of Surprises.  After all, this will be a surprise.  A blast from the past, bringing a new sensation for the palates of this decade.  Here is the surprise:  Jellied Tuna with Mayonnaise.

Inside the cover of said cookbook it reads, “And revel in this thought, as you serve your Jell-O surprise to an admiring family…that it is a treat for every single one of them…young or grown-up…for Jell-O is one of the easiest foods in all the world to digest.”  It also says, “with Jell-O your meals need never, never get monotonous.”  Fabulous!  We don’t want dinner at the in-laws to be monotonous now do we?  So here goes:

Is it just me or does that look like a "vomitous mass?"

Jellied Tuna with Mayonnaise

1 pkg lemon Jell-O                                          1 cup tuna fish, flaked

1 cup boiling water                                         1 cup peas, fresh or canned

1 cup cold water                                             2 tablespoons pimiento

2 tablespoons vinegar                                    1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon salt

Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water.  Add cold water, vinegar, and salt.  Chill. When slightly thickened, fold in remaining ingredients.  Turn into mold.  Chill until firm.  Unmold on crisp lettuce.  Garnish with additional mayonnaise.

Now go have some Jello Joy of your own!

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