Wednesday, September 13, 2017

"J" as in Jello?? for ABC Wednesday

You'll quickly discover that I had no idea what to write about this week for the letter "J" for ABC Wednesday.  I've been tossing things around in my mind all week.  Finally, in desperation I decided to write about Jello.

I hate Jello.  I think it's disgusting.  I have no idea what it tastes like because I've never eaten plain old Jello.  I hate the way you can see through it.  I hate the way it wiggles.  As far as I know I have never eaten plain Jello unless my mother fed it to me when I was too young to remember.

I wouldn't even try a Jello salad.  You know how people put fruit in Jello and then pour it into a mold?  I wouldn't eat it even that way.  I realize this is probably a psychological thing with me, but I grew up in the 1950's when this kind of thing was served.

Did you know that there's even a Jello museum?  If you're ever in LeRoy, New York stop by for a visit...April through December.  You can learn the history of Jello.

I have to be perfectly honest here.  I know I'm a bit of a hypocrite, but there is a recipe that I love and raspberry Jello is one of the ingredients.  However, because of other ingredients it is not clear and it barely moves.  I got this recipe from a friend many years ago.  I call it Pink Salad.
You can see in the photo above how dense it is.  I can totally forget that there's Jello in there.


1 small can crushed pineapple
1 6 oz. Jello (I always use raspberry)
1 12 oz. Carton Cool Whip
2 c. buttermilk
½ - 1 cup chopped nuts

Combine undrained pineapple and Jello in small saucepan. Heat until Jello dissolves. Mix Cool Whip and buttermilk; add nuts. Stir in gelatin mixture, mixing thoroughly. Put in mold or long rectangular pan. Let set for 4 hours. (I do it overnight.) I find it helpful to spray the mold lightly with Pam…it comes out of the mold a lot easier. Serves: 12. (I use a wire whisk for mixing the ingredients together.)

You can make it look fancy by garnishing it with some fresh fruit.  I used a Tupperware mold that I've had since the year of the flood.

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  1. I've actually had that pink stuff, sans walnuts. I like it!


  2. I have never eaten it before also... we don't know it overhere

    Have a splendid ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  3. Betty, this does sound yummy, although, like you, I am not a big Jello fan when served "plain"...:) JP

  4. Oh my goodness Betty girl - you do not like jello! I like it! teehee

  5. Fun post for J ~ I like raspberry jello ~ especially when I can't eat regularly food ~ like now ~ thanks ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

  6. Oh Betty, you made me giggle! I LOVE Jello! I have a really delicious recipe that Robert and I love. It includes whipping cream. Yummy. I serve it at every special occasion and even non special ones. Tee hee....

  7. A fun post, Betty! My career in educational publishing began by writing a lesson on making jello. The best thing about jello for me. :-)


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