However, as detailed in my bacon gravy and biscuits post, my oven is one foot in the grave. I solved the problem of not heating up and I've had good luck recently baking cakes, but apparently shoving in an entire oven full of dishes straight from the fridge was too much for it. The oven temperature plummeted and slowly limped back up to the proper temperature, which means that my dishes took forever to heat up!
I was so frazzled I nearly forgot my jello in the race to the celebration, with around 9 dishes in tow, some very very hot (wrapped in foil, then beach towels to keep warm), as well as a boyfriend and a dog way too interested in this whole festivity. I thought her eyes were going to pop out of her head the entire time, she was begging so hard.
This jello recipe definitely takes some time to make, but it is pretty hands off, as most of the time is spent chilling the layers. This is always requested by my mother, and I knew that her flower arrangements were in fall colors, so I chose red, orange, and yellow to complement them.
Thanksgiving Layered Jello
3 three ounce boxes of jello (one in red/pink, orange, and yellow for fall)
2 pouches of Knox unflavored gelatin
1 13 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
Milk Layer: Mix the condensed milk with two packets of knox unflavored gelatin and 3 cups boiling water. Measure out 3/4 cup and pour into a 9x13 inch baking pan. Make sure your fridge is level, and place in it for 15 minutes.
Colored layer: Mix half of one of the jello boxes with 1/2 cup boiling water to dissolve. Add in 1/2 cup cold water.
|I think my jello went well|
Seven Layer Jello