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Chill Out

Rocky, February 25, 2015 We had an isolated thunderstorm about five minutes after I got the new personal weather station sensor mounted–maybe 1:30 or so. Temperature dropped 20 degrees in a matter of minutes and we got just over a quarter of an inch of rain. Just enough to steam the place up nicely. Speaking

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Recipe: Ginger Fruit Molds

More Summer Jell-O Salads GINGER FRUIT MOLDS Serves 10 Pineapple juice (from drained pineapple tidbits, below), plus enough water to make 1 ¼ C liquid2 3-oz packages lemon jell-o1 ½ C ginger ale8 oz can pineapple tidbits, drained (juice reserved for liquid, above)½ C chopped pecans1 banana, sliced, coated lightly with lemon juice1 can seedless

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Recipe: Frosted Cranberry Salad

A use for jellied cranberry sauce I approve of! More Summer Jell-O Salads “Cut into squares and serve on lettuce leaves.”—Gloria Taydach, Stillwater, Oklahoma, Keyes Gateway Presents Culinary Classics FROSTED CRANBERRY SALAD 13½-oz can crushed pineapple, drained, syrup or juice reserved and combined with enough water to make 1 C liquid6-oz package lemon jell-o14 oz

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Recipe: Apricot Salad and Dressing

This looks like fun! Maybe for a weekend get-together as you have to stuff the apricot halves. I can see a couple of people drinking coffee and putting this together on a Saturday morning, and then enjoying it early in the even with a nice adult beverage. (You know who you are.) More Summer Jell-O

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Daily Cool Down

From last December. Check out the indoor temperature. A sweltering 65˚F. Q: Did they get anything right? A: Not really. The forecast low for overnight yesterday/today has been steadily going up. I think late yesterday it was about 13˚. At the beginning of the week it was 8˚. As you can see, the overnight low

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Recipe: 7 Up Salad with Topping

This looks interesting. More Summer Jell-O Salad Recipes here. And don’t forget! If you’re making any of these, please send me a photo. Thanks! 7 UP SALAD WITH TOPPING 2 3-oz boxes lemon jello2 C boiling water2 C 7-Up3 large bananas1 medium-size can crushed pineapple, drained, 1 C liquid reserved (“add water to make a

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Recipe: Sparkling Fruit Mold and Variations

“A shimmering mold of jellied fruit salad will tempt the most languid summer appetite.”—The Encyclopedia of Cooking Complete in 24 Volumes, Volume 7: 500 Delicious Salad Recipes (1953) SPARKLING FRUIT MOLD AND VARIATIONS Serves 8 3 oz package lime jell-o2 C boiling water1 orange, pared to leave no white skin, cubed1 C canned pineapple cubes,

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Recipe: Pineapple Delight I

How easy can you get? Summer Jell-O Salad recipes PINEAPPLE DELIGHT I 1 package cream cheese, softened to room temperatureSmall box lime jell-o, prepared according to package directionsSmall can pineapple chunks, drained1 C chopped pecans Pour prepared jell-o into cream cheese, blend in pineapple and nuts, and chill until firm.

Recipe: Gingery Citrus Mold

I’ll bet this looks pretty. More Summer Jell-O Salad recipes. “Turn out on greens. Serve with mayonnaise or salad dressing.” —America’s Favorite Recipes from Better Homes and Gardens (1966) GINGERY CITRUS MOLD Makes 4 to 5 servings 1 small grapefruit, peeled, sectioned, all white membranes removed, sections diced1 medium orange, peeled, sectioned, all white membranes

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Daily Cool Down

Only 92˚ out there now. Fifty-four percent humidity so not too bad. We’ll see what tomorrow brings. Stay cool.

Recipe: Lime Grape Gelatin Molds with Dressing

Summer Jell-O Salad recipes LIME GRAPE GELATIN MOLDS WITH DRESSING Yield: 4 servings 3-oz package lime jell-o, prepared according to package directions substituting ¼ C lime juice, preferably freshly squeezed, for an equal part of the cold water, chilled until partially set1 C small seedless grapeLettuce, parsley, or watercressDressing When jell-o is partially set, fold

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Recipe: Peach, Grape and Ginger Ale Mold

PEACH, GRAPE AND GINGER ALE MOLD 3 oz package orange flavored jell-o, dissolved in 1 C boiling water1 C ginger ale, mixed with 1 Tbsp lemon juice and ½ tsp grated orange rindFresh peaches, peeled, slicedGreen seedless grapesCrisp lettuceFresh strawberries, washed, hulledCream Mayonnaise Dressing Stir ginger ale mixture into gelatin mixture. Pour a little of

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Tuesday morning

We need something new. What’s it going to be? Made an old stand-by Summer favorite yesterday, Salad Nicoise and Dilly Casserole Bread. Very refreshing, and I’m anxious for lunch to enjoy it again. Gotten a few more crappy old books in the last little while. The Life of John Marshall is quite unlike what I

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Recipe: Cherry Coke Salad

Cherries + Coke. Not cherry coke. Easily halved. From Gourmet of the Delta (1958) CHERRY COKE SALAD Serves 16 2 3-oz packages cherry jelloNo. 2 can (2½ C, 20 oz) crushed pineapple, drained, liquid reservedNo. 303 can (1¾ C, 14 to 18 oz) black cherries, drained, quartered, liquid reserved2 12-oz bottles Coca-Cola1 C pecans, choppedWater

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Recipe: Tart Three Fruit Salad

Summer Jell-O Salad recipes “A lovely salad to serve with cold sliced chicken, lamb, or ham” “Unmold and serve on salad greens with mayonnaise.”—Winifred Green Cheney, The Southern Hospitality Cookbook (1976) TART THREE FRUIT SALAD Makes 6 to 8 servings 11 oz can mandarin orange sections, drained, cut into small pieces16 oz can grapefruit sections,

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Recipe: Frozen Raspberry Salad

What is a refrigerator try? A glass or enamel dish that looks as if it’s the size of a small loaf pan or an 8″ x 8″ corning ware. Summer Jell-O Salad recipes. Check them out! From Mrs. Ben Walker, Gourmet of the Delta (1958) FROZEN RASPBERRY SALAD 1 Tbsp plain gelatin, soaked in top

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