Tasty Tuesday and Grandma’s Pink Jello

Hi Friends! It’s another Tasty Tuesday! And I am so glad you are here!

This week I am revisiting a recipe I shared long ago, my Grandma’s Pink Jello!

The reason I am sharing this one again, I took a fall on the ice last Thursday, broke a few bones and am off my feet for awhile.  So I was thinking about what could bring some comfort? My Grandma’s pink jello!

Many thanks to Maribeth Schmidt for the wonderful pictures. She took these quite awhile ago, and it brings me fond memories of our days working together. She is such a fine photographer! If you would like to see her work, you can find her at Maribeth Schmidt Photography.

So without further ado, let’s begin!

Ingredients:

  • 2 boxes of strawberry Jello, 6 oz size
  • 1 large tub of Cool Whip
  • 1 lb of Strawberries
  • 3 Bananas

Directions:

Empty contents of the 2 boxes of Jello into a bowl, and add 4 cups of boiling water. Stir until dissolved. **Note, be sure and read the package directions for water quantities.”

Add 4 cups of cold water and stir. Pour half of the mixture into a 9 x 13 pan.

This can be a little messy so pour slowly. Make room on your refrigerator shelf, and place the 9 x 13 in there to begin to chill. While this is firming, you can start making the pink layer. Take the remaining amount of liquid Jello in your bowl, and add half of your thawed tub of Cool Whip to it.

Use a hand mixer and mix it.

Now slice up your strawberries and your bananas.

Remove the jello pan from fridge and add the fruit. The Jello should be partially set.

If the fruit doesn’t immerse totally, I use a spoon to push it down under the surface.

Now pour that glorious pink fluff over the Jello mixture. Spread it out evenly.

Gently, use a spatula to spread an even coat over the Jello.

Chill for a few hours, and it is ready when you are!

Slice it up and garnish with additional strawberries!

This is definitely one of my most requested recipes in my family.

Remember the commercial, “There’s always room for Jello,” that is so true!

OK, so it definitely tastes like a delicious, fruity, light dessert. But you have my permission to call it a salad. Your welcome.

You could also use the sugar-free versions of both the Jello and the Cool Whip if you wanted.

So here below, you see my dear Grandma. I first need to start by saying she was so incredibly loving and kind. All of us adored her because she had a way of making you feel like she was your biggest fan even on your worst day. She looked at you like you were a living breathing miracle! Everyone should have someone like that in their lives. I would go visit her, and she would come to the door and I could hear her exclaiming in an excited voice from inside, “Who’s that coming up on my front porch? Oooh you look so good to me! You’re giving me duck lumps! Come here and let me hug you! Can I make you a sandwich?” I am not kidding. This was how she would greet me almost every time I came up on her porch! That feels pretty amazing!

She is the one that I remember making Grandma’s Pink Jello. All of us kids loved it! Her little bungalow would be loaded with family to where it was almost standing room only. And all of us kids would quickly scan the table to see if Grandma’s Pink Jello was on the buffet! And it always was!

I use to imagine her getting up early in her little kitchen to start the Jello first thing in the day. I could see her standing there in her apron slicing bananas and strawberries. She had aches and pains, but it was her joy when we would come and she would just spoil us with her love!

Grandma went to Heaven about 25 years ago now, goodness where does the time go? And now I am the maker of the pink Jello! And it blesses me so when I make it for others. It’s not a fancy thing, but its from the heart. Can there be anything any sweeter than that?

I hope you have a fantastic week!

I am not sure if I will be able to do a blog post this Friday. If there is any way I can, I will. I have surgery on my broken ankle this Thursday so I may not be up to it. But as soon as I can, I will post again, because I just love sharing with you all!

Love Always,

Amy

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day, and now the day was complete.   ~Marcy De Marree

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5 comments

  1. Sweet story about your grandma. They are special, aren’t they? Hope you’re recovery is being helped along with this lovely dessert!

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