We had a family reunion today so I whipped up something I’d seen a picture of online. Jello with an fruit twist.
The only tutorial I saw used a juicer to get the pulp out of the oranges. I don’t have one so I just used a spoon to scoop out the fruit after I cut it in half and it worked out perfectly and gave a much cleaner look. Once they were halved I put them in a muffin tin to keep them upright.
I made the jello with a thicker consistency than the typical directions. More like the way you would make jigglers. I used one cup boiling water with one 6 oz package then added a half cup of ice cubes. I made two different packages and it filled 4 oranges with some left over. Could have done another orange (maybe two) but since it was my first time and I was in a hurry I didn’t hollow out any more oranges.
Fill the oranges with the jello to the top. If you’ve poked any holes in your oranges it will become apparent as you are trying to fill them. Having the muffin tin under helps in this aspect since it will catch any spills. After they are set slice them as thin as you would like. I found it easiest to put it jello side down and slice the peel first.
This was such a huge hit that Deeds was sad when they were gone and I should have made a TON more for the reunion. Now we know for next year.
My niece attacking her coveted Jell-o orange slice
Little sister with evidence of her enjoyment of her treat all over her face.
Daddy and the kids running down the hill to the Jell-o Fight.
Yesterday we heard about a Jell-o fight at the Thanksgiving Point Gardens. We decided to give it a try for fun since it was cousin Hannah’s last day in Utah. I wasn’t so sure how exciting being covered in sticky gelatin on a day that was over 100 degrees would be so I bravely volunteered to sit with Magpie in the shade.
Little sister thought throwing the Jell-o was fun and came back sticky and red. At first Deeds was quite excited, then he got dirty and sticky and he was done! He sat with Magpie and mommy in the shade until they finally turned on the sprinklers.
Magpie loves how sweet Gwen smells covered in Jell-o
Once those sprinklers were on the roles were reversed and Gwen sat with mommy and Magpie while Deeds went nuts playing in the water. He was soaking wet by the time we were all done but happy as a clam.
Love how happy he looks in this one!
Very wet but no longer sticky Deeds.
We are happy to know now that the gardens have a different activity for family night every Monday through the summer. In a couple of weeks they even have one for Angry Birds that we will be anxiously waiting for.
Drying off in the sun after all the fun.