Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wilma on Wednesday Makes Orange Peach Salad

Last week, when I made the oven chicken "salad", I also made this little oddly colored jello salad. [by the way, Irene, I think I'm all done with the potato chip recipes, so you're safe now... moving on to jello.]

First, a little history lesson. Did you know that powdered gelatin was invented way back in 1845. In 1902, the advertisements placed in Ladies Home Journal declared jell-o to be "America's Most Famous Dessert." [source] I had no idea that this important ingredient of so many "interesting" concoctions had been around so long.

Looks, delish, no?

How do you make it? It is super easy!

1 3-oz. package of peach jell-o
1 cup of orange juice
1 cup of buttermilk

Heat orange juice to boiling. Dissolve jell-o in hot oj and stir until completely dissolved. Let cool to room temp. Add buttermilk and stir until mixed well. Pour into jell-o mold (I used 4 6-oz pyrex dishes). Refrigerate until comletely set.

And it is actually pretty tasty, in spite of it's salmon-y looks.

Take it away, Mr. Cosby!


  1. You can't get jello here or cool whip. There are gelatine alternatives, but no jello pudding alternatives and no cool whip alternatives. It is amazing how many old desert recipes call for these ingredients.



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