Monday, April 17, 2017

Friday Friend Recipe #126 -- Rainbow Jello


My Friday Friend Cookbook Countdown #126!
(#willreallyfinishthissomeday)

My Rainbow Jello

and you know all the whys and wherefores of this countdown, right? Homemade cookbook, friends contributed, Handyman said I couldn't/wouldn't do it, I'll show him, yadda yadda yadda....
...and the rest is cookbook history!

Before I begin, I am wondering why I don't see green or red Jello in this dish? Most likely the reason is that I just  used what I had on hand, but it is much prettier if you use a variety of jellos.




I used to always make this for Easter dinner, because it's so pretty. It's a bit time consuming, but  so--well--pretty!  Usually I make it in a 9x13 pan so the squares look uniform and the same size, but this time I used a glass bowl, thinking I could show you the layers better.



The only photo I managed to get once it was 'dished' up was this one from the Church potluck, but you get the idea...very pretty and festive.



The story is mine this time...
I've done some pretty long posts recently, so it was my intention to have a teeny-tiny post for me/this recipe.
We'll see how that goes!

I've been cleaning out closets lately.  I've been tossing lots of stuff and giving lots of stuff away.  
I was never the mom who saved every single paper my kids ever did (I know some like that), but I did have a big box for each boy which held mementos and photos and crafts that they did.  Those boxes meant a lot to me, but I decided to give each boy their box.  They are in their 30's now and have homes of their own--they can store there own memories, right?

Except they don't treasure them as much as I do.
For example, I found that each one held a  Cub Scout book.  I thought "awwww...."
They said  "toss them."




But LOOK, I said,  "you took after your dad, the Handyman, early on." 
(it must have been a foreshadowing, if I had only known)
They said, as a group, "yeah, we don't really want them."

WHERE IS THE SENTIMENT?  WHERE IS THE EMOTION?
(this would be where daughters would come in handy)




I searched but couldn't find a picture of any of them in their Scouting uniforms, they were all Scouts at one time or another... and I was their Scout Leader/Den Mother, at one time or another.
I found a family photo of the 'time period' they were all in Scouts at the same time ---  then High School came and they all dropped out, one by one.




The summer after this Christmas photo, I was in charge of the Cub Scout Day Camp. 
A grand time was had by all!
(it was a lot of hard work, but fun at  the same time)



The funniest thing tho, is that while I was going thru the memento boxes, right next to the Scouting books, I found this certificate for the Handyman.
Thanking him for allowing me to do be a Scout Leader?
It's hysterical!
Oh my how times have changed!!



For the record--I did not find an certificate for me, thanking me for my time. Just one to my husband, thanking him for making possible my service!

And that's my story!
I used to be a Scout Leader and I used to make Rainbow Jello for Easter dinner.

Recipe #126
172 to go!








2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

We're not Jello people so I think I'll skip this one.

Stefanie Ng said...

Layered jello is always classic. Yeah, how rude you didn't get acknowledgement of being a scout leader. That's work too. What a dedicated mum you were and are.

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