Sometimes one finds oneself cooking in a situation where one does not have a bowl, when one would normally be required.
This is okay; no need to worry.
We can always make do.
|Fill a cup with fruit and put it by each plate for a refreshing side-dish, perfect|
for an outdoor summer dinner.
Earlier, I illustrated for your humorous edification how to eat salad out of a skillet - the skillet was not hot, of course! Always, always eat and serve food with style, no matter the circumstances!
|Back home, dinner goes outside on the patio for a balmy summer evening|
|Click to look closely at her face - and you will laugh when I tell you that she|
had no idea my cousin was hiding there with the board ...
Now, to the message of today.
My dear Mr H loves himself a bowl of Jell-O, chock full of fruit. Back home, I would make parfait cups filled with the wobbly treat and put them in the fridge, and he would eat them for a snack. This method came in handy while living in a hotel, when we had no large bowls for Jell-O, anyway.
We also had no real cups, so I used plastic ones. I had a small pan to boil the water in, so I also used that pan to mix the Jell-O powder.
1. Fill cups two-thirds with fruit: mixed berries, grapes, bananas, and other soft fruits cut into bite-size pieces. Do not use highly acidic fruits such as pineapple, oranges or kiwi - the Jell-O will not set.
2. Prepare Jell-O as instructed on the box. To hasten the process, instead of cold water use ice cubes (one cup cold water = one cup ice cubes). Pour the liquid Jell-O over the fruit to fill the cups.
3. Let set until firm - enjoy! To turn into a delightful dessert, top with whipped cream.
|Since I was using plastic cups, I used the ice-method mentioned above to make|
sure the Jell-O did not melt through the cups!