Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Must Have For Thanksgiving Dinner...

Today I made one of the most requested items for our Thanksgiving dinner. Our meal would not be complete if this jello salad wasn't included. It has been a family favorite of ours since the mid 70's. A few years ago I took over the duty of making it for our celebrations.
I'd like to share the recipe with you...
Holiday Rainbow Jello Salad
You'll need 4 small boxes of jello - lemon, lime, cherry and orange
For each package add 1 cup boiling water & 1/2 cup cold water to dissolve
For the white layer: Dissolve 2 packages unflavored gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water - set aside.
Bring 2 cups milk to boil & add 1 cup sugar
Add dissolved gelatin to milk mixture while milk is still hot (mix together with small amount of milk first so it doesn't clump)
Stir in 2 cups sour cream & 2 tsp vanilla to milk mixture and mix well. Set aside.
Pour first layer of jello into a buttered 9 x 13 pan.
After the first layer of jello is firm, spread 2 cups of the milk mixture over jello and let set until firm. Repeat until all 4 layers of colored jello are used.

*** I use my freezer to set each layer since it cuts down on time.***
(takes approximately 12 minutes per layer to set)

To serve, cut into squares and top with sweetened whipped cream.
Have fun mixing up different colors of jello.
It's especially pretty made with red and green jello for Christmas.
Have a fantastic Thanksgiving!!!!

8 comments:

TattingChic said...

That looks pretty cool! I wonder if you could layer it the same in dessert cups/goblets?

Debbie Kay said...

I love that recipe and I am going to try it this year for our feast. Thank you for sharing.

Lots of love,

Debbie Kay

Sarah said...

Isn't it funny that the more requested items aren't always the standard Thanksgiving meal? In my family its "Green Goop", which is a connoctation of lime jello, cool whip, cottage cheese and fruit pieces. Its pretty good too!

ceekay said...

My mom used to make this all the time. It is delicious.

Diane said...

That looks good I love all the colors!
Hugs, Diane

emily said...

Sounds yummy! I'll have to try that one! Thanks for sharing!
~emily

miss gracies house said...

Yumm...I miss jello-my grandma was the queen of jello-every flavor and combo you could think of-she did it!
This soo reminded me of her-THANKS!
Rene'

Heidi Ann said...

What a beautiful Jello salad! We use a similar recipe out of an old Farm Journal cookbook, red and green, and the white layer has different ingredients. So pretty - and the color combinations for different holidays are endless!