If you guessed Jello molds, you are right!
I went ahead and took the plunge. I did not own one single mold, so I went in search for them at thrift stores. It was actually more difficult than I thought it would be. After visiting three separate stores, I finally found some molds that could work.
Then the molds sat in the cabinets for about a week until I got up enough nerve to make a jello mold. I was talking with my in-laws while they were here this weekend, and they expressed how much they enjoyed jello molds. I am sorry, but the thought of including a radish in jello does not excite me. While I was reading through the recipes, I could not believe what was put in them. Ugh! My family will probably stare at the jello mold, and never have a spoonful touch their mouths.
I found one that was “safe” to start with. I say safe, because it sounds good until the cottage cheese is placed on top.
It’s the yummy Hawaiian Salad!!! Sounds exotic! It contains a package of strawberry jello, can of pineapple and cottage cheese placed on top. Oh and do not forget the cherry, and the lettuce! Now I am thinking that each thing sounds good, individually. But placed together, I must admit I am nervous. Well, I decided, I better do it. I promised myself I would make everything in the cookbook. Everything!!!
I began by making the Jello. I greased the molds just a little. I have never made one, and I am not sure if this is necessary, but I wanted to be on the safe side.
Drain the pineapple, and add the can to the Jello when poured into the mold. You then have to wait for three hours. I did these steps last night.
I chose to have it for dinner tonight. Here are the results.
A clean break from the mold!! Oh my goodness!
Oh, but wait, it is not done.
There is your Hawaiian Delight! Unfortunately, I do not have a cherry to make totally scrumptious!