Jody’s Food Memories

With only a few more days left in December, today I’m wrapping up our series sharing our food memories.

When I think of the holidays, a food that comes to mind is the jello that my mom makes for our Christmas dinner. Though the other food we have at Christmas changes year to year, the jello is a staple on the table. And it was this past Christmas too!

The bottom layer of the salad is yellow and is a mixture of crushed pineapple, whipped cream, and cream cheese. The second layer is green jello and the third layer is red jello. Every year my mom makes the salad in the same glass bowl so you can see the different colored layers. The glass bowl is as much a part of the tradition as the jello. The color of the salad brightens up the table and adds some holiday cheer!

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Jody Gatewood

Jody Gatewood is a Registered Dietitian who enjoys spending time in the kitchen baking and preparing meals for her family. She does lots of meal planning to stay organized and feed her family nutritious meals.

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2 thoughts on “Jody’s Food Memories

  1. Hi Janet,
    Here is the red, yellow, and green jello salad recipe from my mom.

    Red layer
    Prepare 1 package cherry gelatin, pour in bowl, and let set.

    Yellow layer
    1 pkg lemon gelatin small can crushed pineapple
    1 cup miniature marshmallows 1 cup whipped cream
    1 (3 oz) pkg cream cheese 1/2 cup nuts, optional

    Drain crushed pineapple and save the juice. Add water to pineapple juice to make one cup; heat in saucepan.
    Dissolve gelatin in hot liquid. Simmer together gelatin, marshmallows,
    and cream cheese until smooth and well blended. Let stand until
    starting to set, then whip until fluffy and add whipped cream, nuts, and pineapple.
    Pour over first layer; let set.

    Green layer
    Prepare 1 package lime gelatin and pour over 2nd layer. Let all set.

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