Thank you to readers Dave and Patsy, it's ALL YOUR FAULT!! The recipe was on a sticky note on the counter. I read it three times before I went to the grocery store. When I returned, it had somehow disappeared. Yes I dug through the now-full-of-greasy-chicken-bones trash can, to no avail. Surely I can remember such a simple recipe.
I made the jello .... raspberry flavor ... and stuck it in the fridge to set up. I was sure all I had to do then was whip it together with cream cheese and cream. Easy peasy. Unfortunately, that was not the case.
The second those beaters hit that jello, it went flying in all directions. I'm pretty sure I will never get that red stuff off the ceiling. It was all over the front of my white shirt, leaving a nice polka dot impression.
Apparently I didn't let the cream cheese soften quite enough, because soon there were lots of white dots to match the red. WHAT A MESS!!! Adding the watery cream didn't help matters at all. This picture is NOT mine. My bowl of deliciousness doesn't look anything like this. In fact, I chose NOT to show you a picture in case you threw up!! How in the world do they get it to look this nice?
I finally stuck it back in the fridge after beating it to death. I spent the next hour cleaning up the mess all over the ceiling, walls, floor and every single item sitting on the counter. This stuff better taste good!!!
To be honest, when I went to the store, I had in mind to pick up a nice big piece of cake and sing happy birthday. It was probably a good thing it wasn't on my list. I didn't remember to buy it.
There was no celebration other than I was happy to get the kitchen mess cleaned up. Instead, I spent the day working on this donation quilt for friend Shirley in Arizona. Those red squares are a plaid material. I will never work with plaid again as long as I live!! I was as looney as the loons when I finished sewing those squares together.
With no cake in sight, I decided to fix a nice dinner and use REAL plates. Yes it does resemble the jello somewhat, but it's very delicious tuscan chicken with sun dried tomatoes, spinach and cream over chicken. I may have to make THIS one more often.
I had the jello for dessert, keeping my eyes mostly closed to I didn't have to look at it. Every once in awhile I got a nice chunk of cream cheese. I think I'll look up that recipe on the web and get more detailed directions. I don't want to be up to my elbows in jello again!!!