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Dec 29

i forgot to tell you about the jello!

In the craziness that was last week—flying to California, hanging with family, taking BART to any destination where I could stuff as much Mexican food into my mouth as humanly possible… you know, holiday stuff—I forgot to tell you about my holiday Jell-O mold! I know, I know. How could I have possibly forgotten to tell you about how I dissolved sugar and gelatin with hot water, added some vodka, then put it in the fridge and forgot about it for hours! I apologize. It will never happen again. 

The time had come for Anne and Nick’s Christmas Carolaoke Party again and, instead of making a yule log like last year, I made a Christmas-themed boozy Jell-O mold. Actually, I made two (because two is better than one), both garnished with plenty of green leaf lettuce.

I used this recipe for “broken glass” Jell-O as a reference and consulted my Fourth of Jell-O post for how to incorporate the booze. All in all, it was quite a simple process (I am not sure why I was so surprised seeing as how we are talking about Jell-O after all):

Make boozy Jell-O cubes of your desired color (or colors),

Put the jiggly cubes into your desired mold,

Make some boozy white Jell-O using sweetened condensed milk, vodka, and gelatin, and pour it into the mold, over the colored cubes,

Then, chill it in the refrigerator for at least four hours to set up. When it has set up, carefully invert the mold onto a serving platter, preferably a serving platter covered with plenty of green leaf lettuce.

Slice it up and enjoy the pretty colors! 

The Jell-O looked neat and all, but the real winners at the party were the Satsumas and the box of Ezell’s fried chicken…

So, there you have it. That is the Jell-O I forgot to tell you about. Now you can go back to whatever it was you were doing before reading this and I can sleep peacefully knowing that you have seen my festive Jell-O mold. Phew. That was a close one.