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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lucky Rainbow Ribbon Jell-o

 We had some friends over to dinner a few months ago and this was the "salad" they brought (I had asked them to; I'd heard about their rainbow Jell-o.)  It's a family recipe, and in my friend Sheri's family, she made it clear, this dish is a "salad."  In fact, she only shared the recipe with me on condition I would file it under "salads."  Gotta love Utah.

But even more, gotta love this Jell-o!  Hello, this is like so pretty, and as long as you plan ahead a day or so, it is like so easy, too!  And really pretty fun to make.  I made it for Dinner Swap on Ginger's birthday, and certainly counted it as a "salad."
Another friend also made me realize what a perfect St. Patrick's Day treat this is - end of the rainbow and all that.  In fact, I had the thought to hide a gold-wrapped chocolate coin on the bottom - what do you think, would that work?  I'm not sure I'm going to make that happen this year, but maybe, just maybe, next. 

Also, at the risk of stating the obvious, you could do this with any colors for any occasion - 4th of July, Easter, baby shower, Christmas, Halloween (purple, green, orange), etc.

Rainbow Ribbon Jell-o (print recipe)

6 (3 oz.) boxes of Jell-o in rainbow colors - purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red (or any colors you want as your stripes)
6 cups boiling water
2 cups plain yogurt (we prefer Greek)
1 1/8 cup cold water

1.  Starting with the last color first (purple), dissolve each package of Jell-o in 1 cup boiling water.  Pour 1/2 cup of that into a separate bowl and combine with 1/3 cup plain yogurt.  Pour purple yogurt Jell-o into a clear glass serving bowl.  Chill to set in refrigerator, 20 to 25 minutes. 

2.  Add 3 T cold water to remaining purple Jell-o and pour onto first layer.  Chill to set at least 20 minutes.  Repeat with each flavor.

Recipe from Sheri Wadman


kat said...

this jello is delicious and GORGEOUS and totally worth all the ridiculous timing it takes to make!

Shaunel said...

This is a traditional part of our "jello course" at thanksgiving. I was thinking of it just the other day :)

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