Well Dined

17Dec/122

Stained Glass Jello (Food ‘n Flix)

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As I stated in my Announcement Post, I am hosting this month's Food 'n Flix with inspiration from the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  I wanted to get a little wacky and fun and colorful (and a little naughty) so I made this beautiful stained glass jello and boozed it up a little.

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The process starts out with setting a few different colors of jello - you can use less colors (red and green for Christmas, for example) but I wanted to be pretty colorful.  I also added alcohol, which you can leave out.

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Once the jello is fully set, cut it into cubes and toss together gently in a 9x13 glass pan.  Put it back into the fridge to make sure it stays cold.

29Nov/121

Rainbow Booze Party

What, you may ask, is "Rainbow Booze"?  This is what a call all the fun, fruity, and candy-like alcoholic recipes that I made for a recent party (okay, not that recent - I am really behind on this post...)  I had been wanting to try out these things for awhile, but not by myself, so I hosted a party and let the taste testing begin!

My favorite recipe was probably the Spiked Rainbow Jello Mold.  I just love alcoholic jello, I don't know why.

All you need is six boxes of Jello in rainbow colors, some unflavored gelatine, sweetened condensed milk (optional - only to make the jello more opaque), and some very cold alcohol.  I think flavored rum is the best way to go because it has the least alcohol taste.  I used coconut rum, but you can use whatever you like.  (Full recipe below.)

Next up were two candy based concoctions - Gummy Bears infused with Rum, and Vodka infused with Jolly Ranchers.

18Jul/121

4th of July

It's a little late, I know.  But I did some cool things for the holiday that I thought would be worth sharing.

First up, burgers:

I thought that mixing shredded cheddar and diced bacon into the burgers themselves instead of using them as a topping would be pretty tasty, and I was right!  I also added in pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, mustard powder, and paprika (no salt b/c I figured the bacon would be enough).  I didn't really measure, but you can get an idea for the proportions here.

Next up - jello shots!

I am kind of obsessed with jello shots right now.  Not the kind you made in college in the little cups that tasted like Everclear, but the fun, creative, tasty kinds found on Jelly Shot Test Kitchen.  These are solid enough to stand on their own in little cubes (or whatever shape you cut them into).  I haven't gotten too fancy with cutouts and shapes yet, but I am getting pretty good at doing layers.

15May/120

Captain America Jello Mold

Avengers Assemble!  We hosted an Avengers movie marathon to celebrate and prepare for the release of the new flick.  I thought that it would be the perfect time to try out a recipe from the super cool Jelly Shot Test Kitchen Blog.  This boozy, layered jello mold in red, white, and blue was perfect to represent everyone's favorite goody-two-shoes - Captain America.  It would also be great for any upcoming 4th of July celebrations.