|"I'm tickled pink when I eat Jell-O"|
I have been at it again. Always looking for ways to satisfy my sweet tooth, but do it in a healthy way.... so also wanting to put a retro spin, I turned to Jell-O. What's more 1950's than Jell-O? Even more so what's more 1950's than putting something in that Jell-O ? My choice this time around is fruit. Keeping with the sweet theme. So I started my search for ideas. Everything calls for a mold....EEEK! I do not have a mold. Hmmmm...then I finally find this on a google image search....
|No fancy mold needed!|
Now... I usually keep pineapple on hand...it is not Dole, but it I do have the rings. Perfect. Now for the Jell-O....um, I am not a big fan of lime flavor unless it is in my sparkling water, so I usually go for strawberry as hubby does not like my favorite, cherry. I have a couple boxes in the pantry...but they are not Jell-O brand, so from this point I will just say gelatin...you all know what it is.
|Sometimes you just have to make due with what you have on hand...here I have a tall|
"normal" can of pineapple rings and an small 8oz box of sugar free gelatin dessert mix...
less calories, but just as sweet.
|I drained the juice and added just enough water to|
make a full cups worth of fabric , and heated it to
boiling in the microwave. The original recipe called
for just water. But I thought it would be even better using
|I poured the powder into the hot liquid, whisking it|
the entire time to prevent lumps and until well mixed.
|I then added the fluid to the drained can of|
pineapple rings. Tapping a little to work it all
the way down and I actually only used about
7 1/2 ounces.
|Now for a tip...which most of you|
most likely know; put plastic over
the top of the gelatin, and lightly
press down...keeps the gelatin from
getting that really gross film!!
|"Ready for my close up..."|
|Isn't it pretty? A little day glow maybe, but pretty.|
|Now time to taste....|
|YEP! Thumbs up! I would eat it again!|
If you have a retro recipe you want me to try, leave me a
comment and I will see what I can do!
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