June 15, 2010


I am running out of interesting jello combinations.

Raspberry jello with very cherry fruit cottontail  was kind of a hit. My little nephew ate it up! When Hannah was very little, I told her we had fruit cocktail for dinner. When she saw it, with it's fluffy white mini marshmallows standing out to her little kid eyes, she called it fruit cottontail. It's been called that in our family ever since. My 4 year old nephew was watching me put in the fruit cocktail and I called it cottontail. He looked up at me with a smile and I said, oh yeah, here are the cottontails. And I poured in some mini marshmallows. He laughed...I love it when little kids get my jokes.

Also very popular from the week, was a poke cake I made for the youth girls who are having their small group here during the summer. I made a strawberry cake from a mix, then poked little holes all over it, poured over a small box of raspberry jello, made according to directions, let it chill in the refrigerator, then topped it with Cool Whip.

Did you know there is watermelon jello? I was leery of it at first but when I poured in the hot water, the aroma was exactly like watermelon Jolly Ranchers! I made 2 layers, which was a mistake. The bottom layer was regular jello. For the top layer I mixed in a little bit of Cool Whip to make a foamy layer. (I am really debating lately whether Cool Whip is a food product at all. It's nondairy. hmmm, then what IS it? Discuss amongst yourselves if you wish.) Watermelon with dairy does not go over well. (even though it is not dairy at all) It's like drinking a glass of milk (or non milk?) while sucking on a watermelon Jolly Rancher. Makes me shudder.

I just made another poke cake for tomorrow's small group. It is a yellow cake with lots of peach chunks mixed in, then I poked it and poured over peach jello. I will top it with something completely out of the range of real food, but light and creamy so we eat it, tomorrow.

....how boring is this anyway? There are things going on in my life. The most meaningful and/or hilarious are not mentionable in public however. Not that they are off color, just not things to share publicly. So....that's boring too really. *mouthing the word "Wow" dramatically*


SaraMeg said...

Haha, ah your jello. And i wonder no-dairy, all chemical?

crickl's nest said...

Cool Whip is a brand of imitation whipped cream named a whipped topping by its manufacturer. It is used in North America as a dessert topping and in some no-bake pie recipes. It is generally described as "non-dairy" as it contains no cream or milk and no lactose; however, it does contain the milk derivative casein.

That is what Wikipedia says...if you believe them. ;) I'm getting so disestablishmentarianist in my 40's. haha

crickl's nest said...

Sara, are you in Texas now??? When will you be back?

Hannah said...

I never knew I had started the "cottontail" name. Ha.