|Photograph by Stan Williams|
Did I need it? No. Will I use it? Maybe. Could I resist it for $1.75 at a garage sale? No way! There's hardly a person I know who doesn't have memories of Jello, especially if you grew up in the Midwest like I did.
This Tupperware Jell N Serve container reminded me of the molds my mom used to make as a kid. I distinctly remember one that was a bright green and held orange slices, diced celery and carrot slivers concealed inside, as well as one made with peach Jello, made even more peachy with a can of peaches added to it.
I've never been a huge fan of the Jello. In fact, it always makes me think of what one eats when sick. Once, when I threw a retro food party in New York, I made a cherry Jello mold packed full of fruit cocktail, with full expectation that it would go mostly untouched by my party goers. Oh how I was wrong! To my surprise, they ate every last jiggly drop!
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter