It's time again for Alphabe-Thursday sponsored by Ms. Jenny over at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent." This week we are studying the letter "J" as in I hate JELLO!
I really do. I have no recollection of ever eating JELLO, but perhaps my mother fed me some when I was young and impressionable and didn't know enough to refuse. As long as I can remember I've refused to eat JELLO. Why? I think it might be because I don't like my food to move. You know how JELLO wiggles? Disgusting!
However, there is something I make that has JELLO as one of the ingredients, but it doesn't look like JELLO. It doesn't wiggle as much as plain JELLO. I've posted the recipe once before, but this one is worth repeating. When we were living in Virginia Beach, VA during the 1970's my neighbor and friend, Elaine Monn, gave me this recipe. She called it Congealed Salad, but our family has always called it Pink Stuff.
One small can of crushed pineapple
One 6 oz. package of Jello (I use raspberry)
One 12 oz. Cool Whip
2 cups of buttermilk
½ to one cup nuts (I like chopped pecans)
Combine undrained pineapple and Jello in a smallsaucepan. Heat until Jellodissolves. Mix Cool Whip and buttermilk(I use a whisk); add nuts. Stir in Jellomixture; mix thoroughly. Put in a moldor long rectangular pan (I spray my mold lightly with Pam first). Let set for 4 hours (I leave it in therefrigerator overnight.
Now head over to Ms. Jenny's blog for a list of this week's Alphabe-Thursday participants.