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Most horrific jello recipes


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Hey - jellied pigs feet from my tradition like Sultz https://www.familycookbookproject.com/recipe/2437811/sultz-aka-pig-jello.html, Gefilte fish, all the fancy aspic dishes of the 50's and before. Nothing I care for, but they had their time. The molds are quite collectible and make a nice wall hanging collection esp the copper ones. . 

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I know I could make some up

 

that I never had  ...

 

but this sort of thing Ive had more than once

 

back in the day :

 

Lime jello w shredded carrots , that were still a bit crunchy.

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Any of the church pot-luck salads (green stuff, pink stuff, etc.) with miniature marshmallows. I will eat most of them that don't have the marshmallows. Ham aspic was always pretty nasty. And my late mother-in-law, God rest her soul, had something she did with canned salmon and unflavored gelatin and Campbells Tomato Soup and chopped up olives and hardboiled eggs that was truly horrific. 

 

 

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Most molded salads made with packaged Jello don't frighten me; I find them hilarious and have rarely been in a situation where I might actually eat some. The exception is the cranberry Jello salad served with a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Now that does scare me. I think it usually uses raspberry jello, or at least that's how my FIL made it. He served it in a ring-shaped mold with sour cream liberally glopped on the top. This was not something I grew up with.

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None from my actual life comes to mind, but I immediately thought of James Lileks's Gallery of Regrettable Food. Here's a good Jello example.

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3 hours ago, Katie Meadow said:

Most molded salads made with packaged Jello don't frighten me; I find them hilarious and have rarely been in a situation where I might actually eat some. The exception is the cranberry Jello salad served with a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Now that does scare me. I think it usually uses raspberry jello, or at least that's how my FIL made it. He served it in a ring-shaped mold with sour cream liberally glopped on the top. This was not something I grew up with.

Your scathing description of a traditional holiday offering from the sister of my sister in law = as I remember it, raspberry jello + can of cranberry sauce + small container sour cream -> VERY sweet, but swooned over by post-toddlers who had been bred on savory rather than sweet.   I remember one young tyke almost going into sucrose  poisoning after helping herself to several unsupervised helpings.   

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