Sunday, March 18, 2007

Somewhere Over the Jello

I was able to spend St. Patrick's Day in Dublin one year when I was on a study abroad in London. We went expecting a river of green, real leprechauns and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It was actually a bit of a disappointment. Instead of the Lucky Charms guy parading down the street, I saw high school bands from the good 'ol US of A playing their tubas and trumpets. It was a green Fourth of July sans fireworks. Replace the beer everyone was drinking with this jello and it would have been a better celebration!

I make jello one time a year, so here it is. It is definitely worth the effort. The jello is one that I had as a kid and I was always so excited to get it. One year my mother-in-law came up with the idea to do it for St. Patty's day, but add the "cloud" and the "pot of gold." It completes the traditional meal of Corned Beef, Cabbage, Carrots, and Potatoes. Just make a little Irish Soda Bread, buy some Jones soda in green (Apple), white (okay, clear--Cream Soda), and Orange (we get IBC Orange Cream soda). Whaaalaaa. A fun themed meal. Just make sure to pinch anyone not wearing green.

Rainbow Jello

3 oz grape jello
3 oz berry blue jello
3 oz lime jello
3 oz lemon jello
3 oz orange jello
3 oz red jello (cherry, raspberry)
2 cups sour cream

Boil 1 cup water. Pour into a bowl and add 1 box of jello (starting with
the grape). Mix until jello is dissolved. In another bowl place 1/3 cup
sour cream. Add 1/2 cup of the jello water to the sour cream. Stir until
combined. Pour sour cream mixture into 9x13 pan. Place in fridge for 20 minutes or until firm. Add 3 T cold water to the remaining 1/2 cup of jello water. Pour over sour cream mixture in the 9x13 pan. Continue with all the other jello ending with red.

Serve with whipped cream on the side and rolos for the pot of gold (or any other candy wrapped in gold foil, such as almond kisses or gold coins).


henryteachers said...

Julie, that sounds so fun! We'll have to try that next year.

Amanda said...

We had to have a St. Patrick's Day bash without you guys, so we didn't get any of the Jell-o. Still looks delicious though.

Sam said...

I'm jonesin for some of that sweet sweet multi-colored goodness.

Carrie said...

That is a great idea! I wanted to make that Jello a few years ago for something and got the stuff, but never got around to it...still have several of the colors. It kinda seems like a pain in the you know what...But it's perfect with the cool whip cloud and rolos treasures! How fun...LOVE IT!