On Tuesday I hauled down an inordinate number of dishes and made the Jello. (This is the first party that I did not make all the food- I delegated some of it.)
After chilling, the cream will cause the jello to look layered.
1. Stir to dissolve One box of "jello" (4 servings) in 1 cup Boiling Water.
2. In a liquid measuring cup, place 1/4 - 1/3 cup Cream, a bunch of Ice Cubes, and then cool Water, UP TO 3/4 - 1 cup total.
3. Add the cold to the hot, stir to melt the ice cubes.
This amount will make 4 half-cup servings, or you make more than one box, you can pour it into a "Pammed" square or rectangle pan.
(I almost never use name-brand gelatin. Off brand tastes the same, I think.)
I made 8 Strawberry Cream and 4 Orange Cream.
The non-jello eaters had Tinned Pineapple. I divided 16oz of chunk pineapple into 5 pressed glass cups from my Aunt Vivi. (The 4 pretty pressed glass cups above came from Aunt Bess...can you guess what I would love to have from my other Aunts?)
I cut slits in the place cards, and tied little bows on them. (I thought that I would go cross-eyed!)
A pile of supplies & party favors...16 were expected!
I thought that I was clever- I used a bit of masking tape to hold one end of the cord on the plate, so the bead stringing would go more smoothly....
What do you think? I drew a map of who sits where (I always do that), and laid out who got which dishes (this is new)...
...Then I cleared them off very carefully, and left them on the counter (this is new for me too), awaiting the party.
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