Aren’t some of the Olympic sports interesting. I guess they all are interesting, but some really make you think: ”who came up with that sport?” Take the double luge for instance. How exactly did it originate? Perhaps one day there were not enough sleds, so much like pumping someone on a bicycle, someone suggested, “hey lets ride together.” Then maybe someone decided that it was “much better together.” I’m not sure who would think that, especially not the person on the bottom. Half way down, the bottom person is probably thinking, “I can’t breath, I can’t breath.” Good thing that the luge is a speedy sport. The pain and agony of being on the bottom is over fast. Do they trade off? ”I was on the bottom last time! It’s your turn to be squished.”
This One Will Give You a Sugar and Caffeine High
Cherry Coke Jello
1 Can Cherry Pie Filling
1/2 Cup Water
1 Can Pineapple Tidbits, or Crushed Pineapple, reserve juice
1 lg. (6 oz.) Package Cherry Jello
1 12 oz. Can Coke
Place pie filling, water and juice from pineapple in a large pan. Bring to a boil. Add Jello and Coke, stirring until Jello is dissolved. Place pan in sink with ice water or in fridge until Jello has cooled and is slightly thickened. Mix in pineapple and pour into serving dish. Chill until set. Serve with sweetened whipped cream.
This one is popular as a mold on many Thanksgiving tables; however, if you are not over 50 I doubt it will please your taste buds
Cherry Coke Jello with Cream Cheese and Pecans
1 (20 oz.) Can Bing Cherries
1 (20 oz.) Can Crushed Pineapple, reserve juice
1 (8 oz.) Package Cream Cheese, softened in the microwave for 20 seconds on each side
12 oz. Coke
1 Cup Chopped Pecans
Drain juice from pineapple and cherries in a large pan. Bring to a boil and add Jello. Stir until dissolved. Add softened cream cheese and whisk into Jello mixture. Add Coke and place pan in sink with ice water or fridge until Jello is slightly thickened. Add pineapple, cherries and nuts. Pour into serving dish and chill until set.
If You Want an Authentic Coca-Cola Taste in Your Jello: This One's For You
2 Envelopes Knox Gelatin
2/3 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Unsweetened Cherry Juice
20 oz. Coke
12 oz. Cherries, roughly chopped (can use frozen)
1/2 Cup Drained Crushed Pineapple
Mix Knox gelatin and sugar in a medium sauce pan. Stir in juice; let stand 1 minute. Cook on medium heat until gelatin is completely dissolved. Cool room temperature. You can speed this up by placing pan in a sink of ice water. Stir in Coke and fruit. Wait until foam has disappeared and gelatin is slightly thickened. Stir gelatin to distribute fruit and pour into serving dish. Chill until set. Serve with sweetened whipped cream.
So how about you? What do you think? Are they really better together? Now go have some Jello Joy!
The Green Jello With Pineapple and Cottage Cheese pin was a popular one; even so, I doubt anyone under 60 years old has made it recently. I guess we should give it a try.
Green Jello with Pineapple and Cottage Cheese
6 oz. Package Lime Jello
16 oz. (2 cups) Small Curd Cottage Cheese
20 oz. Can Pineapple Tidbits, drained well
1/2 Pint (1 cup) Whipping Cream
(Many recipes call for Cool Whip. I recommend using fresh whipped cream whenever possible. It tastes much better and only takes a few minutes longer- well worth it! One cup cream that has been whipped is about four ounces. So if a recipe calls for 8 or 9 oz Cool Whip, whip a half pint and that will give you about two cups which is a similar amount.) Mix Cottage Cheese, Jello and pineapple in a bowl. Place in fridge to chill. Whip cream and gently fold into cottage cheese mixture. Chill for several hours.
Whoever designed the Green Jello with Pineapple and Cottage Cheese pin had apparently never sampled, nor seen the delight, for when you add the cottage cheese it becomes creamy in color and rather bumpy. Most recipes also call for Cool Whip or whipped cream which makes it fluffy. It certainly does not have a cute little clump of cottage cheese and tidbit of pineapple encased in a little cube like the Jello on the pin. If you don’t like this recipe, there are probably one hundred other versions out there. Some with mayonnaise in place of the cottage cheese, which I wouldn’t recommend; some with cream cheese, but the pin is not Green Jello with Pineapple and Cream Cheese now is it?
Now go have some Olympic Jello Joy today!
When the Utah Senate met for the heated debate over what would become Utah’s official snack both Jello and Ice Cream were included in the discussion.
After all, Jello Belt residents love Jello and they love Ice Cream. I think it has to do with the high concentration of non-drinking, non-smoking Mormons. Their drug of choice is sugar. Anyway, as we all know Jello won the contest.
Maybe the following comment by Senator Gene Davis gave Jello the lead: ”Ice Cream is not sexy- it’s not wiggly and jiggly.” Since when did wiggly and jiggly become sexy? I am all over that trend. My 3 month, post baby delivery stomach has just become sexy!
This yummy dessert combines these two favorites: Jello and Ice Cream. It can be chilled and ready to eat in an hour. Can’t beat that!
Ice Cream and Jello Cooler
1 3oz. package Jello, any flavor
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water
1 pint vanilla ice cream (do not use ice cream with vanilla bean or you will have black specks in the bottom)
1. Dissolve Jello in boiling water in a large bowl. Stir until all the Jello is dissolved. Then add cold water to Jello mixture and stir.
2. Add ice cream by spoonfuls, stirring until melted.
3. Chill until slightly thickened- about 30 minutes. Stir for a few seconds, then pour into serving dishes. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes more.
Makes about 4 servings
Now Go and Have Some Jello Joy!
Lucy has Ricky, Wilma has Fred, Adam had Eve, Pioneer Woman has Marlboro Man and I, yes I have Jello Man!
It all began one fateful Sabbath morn we sat on the same pew at church and as we gazed at each other, “we knew that it was much more than a hunch.” Where more appropriate to meet than Church? Church is where Jello jiggles in all it’s glory. Just consider all the church potlucks or carry-in’s or whatever you choose to call them. Jello certainly takes center stage. Ours was a whirl-wind romance. He quickly swept me off my feet. Soon after we met, we knew that it was true love.
“There have been five great kisses… (one of them was our first kiss) and the precise rating of kisses is a terribly difficult thing, often leading to great controversy,” but ours left no room for comparison. Our love is sweeter than Jello.
You Had Me at Jell-O
Early on in our relationship, my man quoted the following Shakespear poem to me: ”If I could write the beauty of your eyes and in fresh numbers number all your graces, the age to come would say, ‘This poet lies; such heavenly touches ne’er touched earthly faces.’” Oh, oh I think I’m melting! Five kids later he still recites it to me. Am I lucky or what? Take that Marlboro Man!
My Jello Man is a super-hero like none other. He swims through shark infested waters to get me a lemonade. He jumps tall buildings in a single bound. He slays dragons each and every day for us. And yes, he will make sure that no one comes between kids and delicious Jell-O snacks! After 15 years of marriage and five kids, my man still makes my heart quiver. In fact, he is making me jiggle with joy right now as he unloads the dishwasher and takes out the trash. How do I love him? I could never count the ways.
It’s Jello Week and I am sure you are still involved with celebrating, but we must look ahead to Valentines as it is only a day away! Eunice and I have been busy in our secret kitchen (not unlike Batman’s bat cave) working on a powerful potion to snare your sweetie. Here is our version of a recipe to melt your honey’s heart.
Red Hot Jello
6 oz. Raspberry Jello
4 oz. Red Hots
1 Cup Boiling Water
2 Cups Chilled Carbonated Beverage (We like Fresca)
20 oz. Crushed Pineapple, drained well
Pop Rocks or colored sugar crystals
Pour 1 cup hot water Red Hots and Jello into a small pan. Heat to boiling over medium high heat and continue to stir until completely dissolved. Cool to room temperature. (You can speed this up by placing pan in a sink of ice water.) Mix in carbonated beverage. Place pan in fridge until Jello is slightly thickened and then stir in pineapple.
Garnish serving dishes by dipping rim, ever so slightly (or it will run down the side) into light corn syrup. Then dip into pop rocks or colored sugar crystals.
Carefully pour Jello into serving dishes. Put in fridge and chill until set. If that doesn’t heat up your love life, there may be no hope.
Now go have some Red Hot Jello Joy!
I Guess Robin Wears an "R" in Case He Forgets His Secret Identity
Ok, I have been remiss, every popular character must have a sidekick: Batman and Robin, Sherlock Holmes and Watson, Laverne and Shirley, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble, Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Merts. I have mine in the very able Eunice. She is in fact my sister and when it comes to Jello, she can deffinately hold her own.
Jello Girl and Eunice
She is also the perennial favorite Jello maker when it comes to extended family dinners at her In-Laws. She is often asked, “how do you do it? How do you make this amazing Jello?” And I admit, there are not many people in the world that can represent Jello like Eunice and Jello Girl. There are long hidden secrets that we and we only are prepared to divulge to the waiting American masses. We are the new Jello superheros, or more appropriately super-heroines. We will take the world by jiggly Jello storm.
Wikipedia describes superheros as having extraordinary powers, abilities and relevant skills. We have those extraordinary Jello making powers and abilities. Our skills are fine tuned weapons of Jello making prowess. We are a new kind of Wonder Woman.
What about you? What can you do with Jello? Now, go make a little Jello Joy!
Today we have chocolate curls and parsley, but I think lettuce must have been the garnishment of choice in the 30′s through 70′s.
Don’t you remember being served a nice helping of Jello on a lettuce leaf?
I remember one time as a young bride, I was asked to bring a salad to a dinner party. What else was there to make but Jello? I had recently sampled a new recipe: Blueberry Jello and it was delicious, so I was anxious to share. When we arrived proudly with our dish in hand our hostess looked at it curiously, apparently she was not accustomed to the culinary delight of Jello as a side dish. Then as if she had solved a great dilemna said, “lets get some salad plates and put a lettuce leaf on it for the Jello. Of course, what was I thinking?
I had seen Jello served on lettuce leaves. Why had I not brought some lettuce to go along with my Jello? I felt educated that night on the proper way to serve Jello.
Jello Without Lettuce Leaf: Pathetic Isn't it?
So there it is, my Jello memory. No hideous recollection of eggs, olives, tuna or shrimp in Jello. Jello memories are just a bowl of jiggly joy for me. What about you? Now go have some Jello Joy and send me your Jello memories:
The Good the Bad and the Ugly.
Now Go Make Some Jello Joy Memories!
In 1904 Jello girl made her entrance onto the advertising stage of America. Just a little over 100 years later, it is time for an updated image don’t you think? I mean America needs a new Jello Girl! Never fear, I am here. I feel duty-bound to step into that roll. I am willing to take on that weighty responsibility. I will take Jello to the world in a way never done before.
A gelatin ad once stated that the “transparency [of Jello] is proof of it’s purity.” When Jello Girl entered the public eye, Jello girl represented this purity.
In a world where products are sold by scantily clad women and a sex sells era, we need to hearken back to a cleaner image. We need to turn this iniquitous world around.
Jello is our answer as pointed out by a 1928 cookbook: Jell-O brings dozens of answers. Not just one or two, but dozens!
With 300 million boxes sold every day, there is nothing that can reach the hearts of the American public like a quivering bowl of green Jello. What better person to be Jello Girl than a non-smoking, non-drinking, never tried drugs, un-tatooed Mormon? Again, never fear I am here. I will be your JELLO GIRL! Now go Celebrate Jello Week with a little Jello Joy!
We Need Jello Now!
In 2001 Governor Leavitt and the Utah Senate made a significant decision that would change Utah forever. After much thought, consideration and debate, Jello was made Utah’s official state snack and the second full week in February was determined to be know heretofore after as Jello Week.
I know what you are thinking and it didn’t come easy. There of course were voices of dissent. Ron Allen for one said, “The suggestion that Jell-O is the carrot sprinkled glue that keeps families together has pushed me over the edge.” He apparently has not tasted my Jello- and as of this date it has never had carrots in it, but I plan to try that soon.
Top 24 Ways to Celebrate Jello Week
1. Have a Jello Eating Contest
2. Drink Jello Through a Straw
3. Have a Jello Making Contest
4. Have a Jello Wrestling Competition
5. Make Jello Shots (if you are not Mormon) if you are, talk to your Bishop
6. Buy a Jello Mold at a Near-by Thrift Shop
7. Make Jello With Your New Jello Mold
8. Buy a Jello Recipe Book
9. Try Out a New Recipe
10. Try a New Flavor- or Better Yet- Create Your Own Flavor. Mix Kinds and Give a Nifty Prize to the Person that Can Guess the Flavors.
11. Write a Letter to a Utah Congressman/Woman Telling About Your Jello Joys.
12. Take Jello to a Neighbor.
13. Take Jello to Work
14. Congeal Your Co-Workers Stapler or Other Item in Jello. See jellostapler.com for details.
15. Congeal Your Husband’s Car Keys in Jello
16. If You Have Had it with Your Teenager Texting, Congeal His/Her Cell Phone in Jello
17. Play a Jello Joy Joke
18. Have a Jello Buffet
Utah's Delicate Arch
19. Fill Your Bathtub with Jello
20. Make Jello Jigglers
21. Try to Make a Delicate Arch Out of Jello
22. Make a Jello Valentine
23. Do Something Romantic with Jello
24. Make a Mold of Your Face with Jello. Google: Eat Yer’ Face Gelatin Mold
Go and have some Jello Joy this week! Let me know how you celebrate.
A Little Jello Joy!
One thumbs up and twenty nine thumbs down. Ok, let me back up to the preparation stage. When my son Junior saw me preparing for Sunday dinner he said, “I thought you were making Jello.” ”I am,” I replied. He then surveyed the scene and asked, “then why do you have peas and tuna?” Soon after he saw the recipe on the counter and said, “that is sick! Tuna, peas and Jello? Just think of the combination of flavors: tuna, peas, Jello? Mom, just think of it!” ”Junior, have an open mind,” I said.
As I unmolded my creation, my hunky husband said, “Who ever thought this up? Did anyone ever actually make this kind of stuff!” ”Oh, believe me they did,” I replied. There are hundreds of recipe books to prove it.”
We brought my Jello jewel in amid the hustle and bustle of 30 people preparing for Sunday dinner. There were a few unsure looks exchanged. I am sure my sweet Mother-in-law Florence was horrified. What had I brought to her lovely dinner and where was my usual Jello salad? After all, we had discussed the salad, that there would be a few extra guests and I might want to make a larger one than I usually do. What had I done? I had apparently put some thought and effort into this dish, after all who would go to the trouble of molding something into such a design if the intent was not sincere?
Dinner was served buffet style. As children and adults alike made their way along dishing up food, they ever so gingerly took a small helping of Jello salad- not wanting to hurt my feelings, but also not sure what they would do with it once it was on their plate. To everyone’s relief we eventually announced that we had played a Jello Joke on them. Immediately my sister-in-law Norma blurted out, “oh my gosh, you scared the daylights out of me!” Florence admitted that when someone asked if it was Jello, she was horrified and unsure of what to say. Mildred a confirmed health nut decided that perhaps we had decided to attempt a healthier version of Jello. When Thelma saw it she couldn’t help herself from asking “is that meat in it?” To which Mildred replied, “I don’t know, but if (I) made it, it must be good.”
After we announced that it was all done in the name of a little Jello Joke, my Father-in-law Chevy was confused. After all, his mother had made the same kind of dishes in his youth. Why was this a joke? His was the only thumbs up. After all my effort, there were only a few brave souls who sampled it. I of course was obligated to taste my creation. And I must disclose my feeling that those folks who have said that “Jello is the easiest food to digest” have not tried Jellied Tuna with Mayonnaise! Now go, have some Jello Joy with a Joke of your own- please send me your results.
*Names have been changed to protect the innocent
Now Go Have a Little Jello Joy!