Saturday, June 18, 2011

This Blog Isn't Just About Art

Jell-O has been around since 1904. Pineapple Rice Jell-O Sponge Cake and Macaroon Velvet Jell-O Pudding were hugely popular desserts in the early 1900's. In fact, Jell-O salads were also popular at that time. Just imagine the taste sensations of Jell-O Salad with Shrimp and Orange, Jell-O with Steamed Spinach, and Tuna Fish Jell-O!

Here is the recipe for the award winning Tropical Dessert:

1 package Lemon Jell-O
1 pint boiling water
6 figs, finely chopped
12 dates, finely chopped
1 banana, thinly sliced
Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water. Chill. When slightly thickened, add fruits. Turn into mold Chill until firm. Unmold. Serve with whipped cream. Serves 8.


  1. Hey - Jell-O was on the breakfast buffet in Branson, Missouri last week (at The Rowdy Beaver).

    I have some pretty early recipes myself, but nothing with spinach or tuna.

  2. Jell-O is still a popular menu item in the midwest. Especially on holidays!