There are no Jello recipes in my cookbook. I am not anti-Jello, it's just not something I make. Maybe because my mom and my mother-in-law were such fans and hardly a salad was created for some special occasion without the use of it, usually with fruit or vegetables added. I think I got Jello-ed out.
As a child, I loved to sneak into the cupboard and get the cherry or lime-flavored box of Jello and eat it finger to mouth. My kids loved it, so when Grandma came to visit they would ask her to bring Jello, which of course she was happy to do-- Lime Jello with canned pears or Orange Jello with canned peaches. And always the cut up bananas added.
One salad my mother often served for dinner when I was little was lime with cottage cheese and celery, diced fine. And orange with cottage cheese and grated carrot. It may not sound appetizing but it was really good, and this is one way she got us to eat more vegetables. Because kids will eat most anything that's super-sweet, even vegetables.
Do you have Jello memories from your childhood? Pro or con when it comes to this super-sweet jiggly invention?
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