This rainbow jello is beautiful—just like a rainbow!

My daughter had her baby yesterday and so I kept her other two kids over night.  I guess that my husband and I had forgotten what younger moms and dads go through.  I got the 2 1/2 year old asleep.  I used my handy, dandy essential oil diffuser (I put the oil sleep in it).  Well it was 45 minutes later, and here BOTH kids come up the stairs.  What?  Well the diffuser has a light on it and the 7 year old decided that he wanted to turn it on.  That is when the diffuser tipped over and spilled the water that was in it (luckily it isn’t very big).  I guess when that happened, since it was by the 2 yr old’s bed, that woke her up.  Well I must admit, I went to you tube and got a meditation for kids and turned it on, as this was her first sleepover and she was not very happy to be away from mom and dad.  It took a good 30 minutes but she was soon sound asleep again.  Bonus, (she slept all night)!

We went to  see the new baby yesterday.  Mom had told them that they could each go to the Dollar Store and buy a balloon for the baby.  I went to the store with the 2 1/2 year old.  My husband, son, and grandson went to get gas for the van.  They came back to pick us up and we took the balloons and went to the van.  When we got there, my grandson had a bloody nose.  We had Kleenex, but no wipes.  My husband went around the car to see if there were some in the door on the other side.  Leaving the door open he went back to help my grandson.  I was using a water bottle to wet some tissue and my son was buckling my granddaughter into her car seat.  We got everything taken care of and when we all got in the van to go to the hospital, my son said “where is the other balloon”?  Ha ha, we looked up in the sky and sure enough there it was.

I thought of the people that might come to the blog and visit, and enjoy the recipes.  But then I realized that I am getting older and I won’t live forever.  There will be people who like the blog and those that don’t, but this will be one way that I can be a part of their lives for years and years to come.  The recipes that we eat and share at our parties and throughout their lives will be preserved.  I wish that I had more of the recipes that my mother and mother-in-law made.  Life is short and we think that parents will live forever.  So I hope that all my kids and grand kids will enjoy the blog as much as I enjoy cooking for them. I am a lucky mom and grandma!

This rainbow jello is one of our family Easter traditions!  It does take a little time to make, but it is worth the effort.  It makes a beautiful center piece and you will just love the colors.  It brings a smile to everyone’s face and the different flavors go so well together.  We almost like the way it looks more than we like to eat it.  Oh don’t get me wrong, we do eat it.  I hope that you are finding some fun family traditions for your families.  Let us know what they are.

Rainbow Jello

 

I use a bundt pan to make this, but you can use a see through bowl or pan as well.  The taste is amazing and it just says spring to us.  As you can tell, I use my bundt pan a lot for all kinds of things.  I guess after 30 years we all start to look a little weathered.  Enjoy!

 

Rainbow Jello
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Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 20 people
 
Ingredients
  • 1 (3 once) package of jello for each of the following flavors:
  • lemon
  • peach
  • raspberry
  • berry blue
  • grape
  • lime
  • 1 cup water (for each package)
  • 2 Tbsp plain or vanilla yogurt (for each color)
Instructions
  1. Spray a bundt cake pan with cooking spray. That way the jello will come out a lot easier once all the colors have set up.
  2. Add 1 cup of boiling water to the first color of jello that you want to be on top. I used yellow.
  3. Stir until jello is dissolved.
  4. Add ¼ cup cold water and stir.
  5. Place ½ the first color into the bundt pan.and place the other half in a different container.
  6. Let jello cool for about 10 minutes. Mix 2 Tbsp of yogurt into the second half of the same color. I just let mine sit on the cupboard for about 10 minutes.
  7. Pour the jello yogurt mixture into the bundt pan making the next layer.
  8. If I want to hurry up the process, instead of adding the cold water, I add 2 ice cubes to the jello and that way it cools off faster.
  9. Repeat each layer making sure that the jello isn't too warm when adding it to the next color, as you do not want the jello that has just set up, to melt.
  10. Each layer needs about 15-20 minutes at first then the layers get thinner and you will only need
  11. about 15.
  12. If you have enough containers, you can mix all the jellos at the same time.
  13. Just let them sit on the counter and after 15 minutes add the next color.
  14. Just remember to separate them into 2 different bowls and add the yogurt to each.
  15. Once you are done with all the colors, let the jello set for at least a couple of hours.
  16. Cool a large flat plate that is at least 2 inches larger than the bundt pan to serve the jello on. That way when the jello comes out of the bundt pan, it doesn't melt as fast, and the jello doesn't spill over the sides.
  17. Place the bundt pan into some cool water for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  18. If the water is too warm, the jello will start to melt. I have found that the jello comes out a lot better if you get the water level all the way on the outside of the pan to where the jello is.
  19. Watch for the jello to start liquefying slightly.
  20. Wipe the outside of the pan so that water doesn't get onto the jello.
  21. Take the cooled plate and place it on top of the bundt pan.
  22. Hold the pan and plate together tight, and turn them over slowly, allowing the jello to come out.
  23. Slowly remove the bundt pan off the jello; it should release easily.
  24. Once in awhile I have had to put the jello back into the water.
  25. Just take time to watch and see if you can see it slightly melt around the outer edges.
  26. Serve immediately.
  27. Refrigerate the remaining jello.
  28. This makes a lot. You may only want to use 4 or 5 layers.

 

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