Tuesday, August 7, 2007
One man's trash...Could be lime Jello
Best yard sale find ever: Giant fish Jello molds. I practically stole them from the lady for 50 cents. I haven’t had Jello since I was a girl and my mom would make it every other night, either with sliced, slightly browning bananas or a clump of soggy grapes she called fruit cocktail. Adding insult to injury; that qualified as a dessert.
Possessed with the thought of creating giant fish shaped Jello, I bought them. Sadly, my kids had NEVER seen Jello being made, let alone actually eaten enough to remember. How could I have neglected one of the basic food groups?
So we came home and luckily I still had some Jello packages from 1997, so we made it. Making perfect Jello molds is an underrated craft. Mine split apart like a second cousins wedding.
It wasn't that great until I let the kids smother it with Cool Whip. Everything tastes better with Cool Whip.