Friday, April 1, 2011

Family Recipe: Green Jell-O with Carrots

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Today I'd like to share with you all a recipe that's been in my family for a very long time. I finally convinced my grandmother to allow me to share it! It's a culinary classic, the "official" snack of Utah and absolutely delicious.

It's a great recipe for a really fancy occasion. Save it to make for the luncheon where you're meeting your future in-laws. Your sister-in-law's baby shower would be a great fit. Come to think of it, Green Jell-O and in-laws of any type really go well together. Oh, take it to a work potluck, that's a great idea. Anytime I want to really impress someone, this is my go-to recipe, trust me.

Anyone who hasn't made it before, know that it's perfectly normal for this dish to jiggle. Involuntarily. Really, all delicacies jiggle a little bit, so this is no different. I just want to prepare you though. It's part of the ambiance to an extent. So if at any time it looks motionless, give it a little nudge and it will be perfect.

Also, if anyone who takes a scoop mentions the word "blob" know that you've absolutely nailed the recipe.

Green Jell-O with Carrots
  • 1 large box of green Jell-O
  • 1/2 bag shredded or matchstick carrots {I like to use the matchstick carrots so that the carrot flavor really comes out. People love carrots mixed in with dessert.}
  • 4 cups water
Prepare Jell-O according to package directions. Add in carrots. Refrigerate until solid. {As solid as jell-o ever gets anyways.}

 If you've used a Jell-O mold, run hot water along the sides of the mold to release the Jell-O before turning it onto a plate.

To serve, schlop a big spoonful onto a plate. Remember to nudge plate to get the full effect of the Jell-O. Remember, all good food jiggles, it's perfectly normal.

Garnishes make this dish prettier, wouldn't you agree? Doesn't that looks so pretty?



Deni said...

Good people jiggle also. I am exhibit A.

Lacey said...

Yum! Perfect dessert for the first day of April! Num num!

Jennifer said...

Looks awesome! That was so nice of your grandmother to share this recipe with all of us. ;)

Alice said...

Mixing in some cottage cheese would make it look even yummier.

heidi larsen said...

just gorgeous! the strawberry garnish just adds so much! ;)

amber said...

hmmm carrots in jello???? I'm new to Utah so this looks a little strange to me but i will have to try it and find out for myself:)

Anonymous said...

So green jello with carrots really does exist.

the andersons said...

I totally thought this was a real recipe! Happy April Fools Day :) I will have to make it for my next "really fancy occasion!"

Anonymous said...

This is the first thing anyone has done besides me today for April Fool's. I'd almost thought everyone had forgotten. As soon as I started to read it, I smiled!!!

Noelle said...

lol, I love the "I like to use the matchstick carrots so that the carrot flavor really comes out. People love carrots mixed in with dessert."


Plain Jame said...

I was going along with it until I read "really fancy occasion" and I looked for the date to see if it wasn't April 1st! hahaha, got me even a few days after!!!

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