There’s something about mid-winter that reminds me of being a kid and having a love/hate relationship with the potlucks in the basement of our church. Strange juxtaposition I know, but it’s true. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about a godzillion-layer rainbow Jello that someone used to bring to every potluck. If we were lucky. Seems like people were typecast into bringing the same thing every time. I think her name was Peggy? And she wore braces. It’s hard to forget an adult with braces.
Anyway, it looked a bit like this…
Now how’s that for brightening up your mid-winter doldrums?!
It’s actually quite a bit of work to make such a thing and I don’t remember it tasting all that great, but it’s got looks goin’ for it and looks get you pretty damn far in this world, don’t they? For more pretty pictures like this one and directions on how to make it, check out this blog.
Happy Fat Tuesday, folks! What are you giving up for Lent? I’m not really religious, but I like the tradition of giving something up to make me more mindful… you? By the way, tomorrow is my day, Ash Wednesday. Guffaw.
Thanks for the link – this jello is fun to make…about once a year.
As for giving stuff up, I gave up beer, junk food and sleeping in for all of 2010 as an experiment, so I’m holding on to my remaining vices through lent 🙂
Wow! Beer. Junk food. Sleeping in. What’s left to give up?! How’s that “experiment” working for you? Oof. I could say I gave up sleeping in too, but that wouldn’t be 100% accurate as it was merely a matter of course with a wee one in the nest…
You may be thinking of Peggy Stringham. You’re right – I have made this jello concoction once or twice, and tastewise, it’s really not worth the effort – all the flavors blend in to one called sweet – but it sure looks great.
I don’t remember you making it?! I can only picture Peggy…