Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Layered Hearts - 2 points

I typed this one up last night since I assumed that I would be quite knackered after my root canal today. Thanks for the good wishes; it went quite well. I am just rather tired and have already taken a nice nap!

I am obviously very far behind with this one, since this is what I sent to school with Simon on Valentine's Day. I know that is is not seasonally appropriate anymore, but it was delicious. The combination of the strawberry flavor and the sweetened condensed milk was creamy and refreshing. I think that this could be the perfect St. Patrick's Day recipe if one used lime jello instead of strawberry. I imagine it would taste something like key lime pie!


Layered Hearts from FamilyFun.com
1 can fat free sweetened condensed milk
3 (3 ounce) packages strawberry jello
2 (1/4 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin

1. Dissolve one pkg strawberry Jello in 3/4 cup boiling water. Add 3/4 cup cold water; pour into a 9x13 inch glass pan and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. Stir together 1/2 cup boiling water and the condensed milk. In a separate bowl, dissolve all the unflavored gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water for 1 to 2 minutes. Mix in 3/4 cup boiling water; then combine with milk mixture and cool. Add half the mixture to the pan of red gelatin, pouring over a spoon to slow the stream. Refrigerate at least 40 minutes (the directions say 20, but I found that was not long enough - it let to a slightly pink tint between layers).
3. Continue alternating layers - strawberry Jello, milk, and strawberry jello - chilling for at least 40 minutes between each layer.
4. Once layers are all completely chilled, dip the bottom of the pan in warm water for 60 seconds. Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to create individual servings.
5. Yields 13, 2 point servings

Here is a serving along with some of Simon's Valentine's Day artwork.

 Here is a view from the side...

I finished rereading the book Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder. It is a bit odd if you are reading it for pleasure, but quite good if you are looking to brush up on your philosophy.

5 comments:

  1. Delicious jello love this layered hearts.

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  2. Loving this. Cute and delicious. Glad you are doing well. Take it easy and relax a bit,

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  3. wow very cute and so pleased your root canal was ok

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