So. After finding the Easter baskets and finding the candy filled eggs, we had our extended family over for a traditional ham dinner.
We kept it simple: ham, potatoes, asparagus, rolls, strawberry spinach salad, and three desserts.
My young cousin made a delicious custard cake.
Klenda made her fabulous chocolate butter cream pie(s).
Choclo and Oob made nests of Chinese noodles, melted butterscotch chips and jelly beans.
And I made jello. Lots of jello.
Have you seen the 17 Cooking Projects Ain't Nobody Got Time For?
I've never been good and making jello layers.
Lo and behold, I did learn! I actually messed up quite a bit on the first few layers, but, over the course of
Here's the deal: you have to pour the liquid layer onto a layer that is a bit firm, but still sticky. The way to do that without the stream of liquid piercing the bottom layer is to pour it over the back of a spoon.
Also, I followed the link from the 17 projects, and it turned out that the original was from Jelly Shot Test Kitchen.
I followed their directions pretty exactly except I used water instead of three cups of vodka!
My jello came out quite firm. I think that I did not need to add the extra unflavored gelatin she uses. My theory is that alcohol weakens the gelling power and she needs the extra gelatin in a way that I do not.
But it was a fun dessert! Not something I want to do every week, but fun for a special occasion!