Good morning! I have another fabulous guest poster here today, and she’s sharing a fun and easy JELLO recipe! Who doesn’t love jello … and even I can make it! Marisela from Everything Stay At Home Mom (great blog name, by the way) is here to share an old family favorite!
I’ll let her take it away …
Hi! I’m Marisela and I blog at Everything Stay At Home Mom. I usually write about motherhood lessons learned in my not-so-easy nor natural transition from working mom to stay at home mom. I encourage moms in defending their call to be a stay at home mom and remind them to make time for themselves through posts like 12 Low Key Mom’s Night Out Ideas and Alone Time Can Be The Best Gift For Mom.
But today, I wish to reminisce. Summers are great for bringing back simple yet happy childhood memories. Times when you didn’t have to worry much about anything.
If you are anywhere close to my generation (I won’t date myself), summers consisted of waking up, getting dressed, scarfing down cereal or a breakfast shake, and rushing outside to play ALL DAY. You’d start your playdate perhaps at your neighbor’s house followed up by lunch and more play at your house.
It was a time to chase ice cream trucks and make field trips out of going to the nearest convenience store for a patriotic bullet popsicle. Not so shiny red bikes would be ridden across empty fields collecting a thorn or two. New scars would be collected as permanent memories of childhood roller skating accidents. I personally had lots of those; I never did learn how to brake.
The one particular memory I’m most fond of was celebrating my birthdays at the park. I have a late summer birthday, which never made it in time for the start of school.
I always was a little jealous of those kids who got to hear the whole class sing them Happy Birthday in unison. I wished I too could have a cupcake party at school with all the attention focused on me.
But in truth, my birthdays were beautiful. They were packed with family and friends playing musical chairs, pinning the tail on the donkey, and breaking a huge life size piñata stuffed with Mexican candy.
Particularly special was the homemade birthday cake my mom managed to make amidst all the party planning. In our household, birthday cake was rarely accompanied by ice cream.
Instead, we always had cake with my mom’s special strawberry pineapple gelatin. It’s simple, yet amazing. It’ll refreshingly awaken your taste buds like no other gelatin you’ve ever had. As my 3 year old says, “It’s the best thing ever.”
Today, I want to share that memory with you, so you can celebrate my August birthday with me, by sharing the recipe for this memorable, simple and delicious strawberry pineapple gelatin. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and that it becomes a happy summer memory for you too.
- 2 Large Strawberry Gelatin Boxes
- 1 Small Pineapple Gelatin Boxes
- 7 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 8oz Sour Cream
- Glass Bowl
- 9X13 in. Glass Dish
- Olive Oil
- Place strawberry gelatin in a glass bowl
- Add 4 cups boiling hot water to strawberry gelatin and dissolve using spoon
- Add 4 cups cold water to dissolved strawberry gelatin mixture
- Pour dissolved strawberry gelatin into 9×13 glass dish (pic5)
- Refrigerate strawberry gelatin for 4 hours or until set (overnight is fine)
- Once strawberry gelatin is firm, place pineapple gelatin powder in a glass bowl (pic6)
- Add 1 cup boiling hot water to pineapple gelatin and dissolve using spoon (pic7)
- Add 1 cup cold water to dissolved pineapple gelatin mixture
- Allow pineapple gelatin mixture to cool to room temperature
- Blend cooled pineapple gelatin with 7 oz sweetened condensed milk and 8 oz sour cream (I did twice the amount, that’s why the quantity in the picture looks like a lot) (pic 8,9,10)
- Dice up strawberry gelatin and remove cubes into a bowl (pic11,12)
- Use olive oil to grease 9×13 glass dish (pic13)
- Place strawberry gelatin cubes in greased 9×13 glass dish (pic14)
- Pour blended pineapple gelatin mixture over strawberry gelatin cubes (pic15,16)
- Refrigerate strawberry pineapple gelatin until firm
Serve and enjoy!
Yep … my mouth is watering! Huge THANK YOU to Marisela for letting us in on one of her family faves! Also … Happy Birthday to her as well (she didn’t tell me her exact age, though!).
Thanks for stopping by today. I’d love for you to stop over to Marisela’s blog and say ‘hello’.