Who’s ready for some Jell-O?
This recipe is from my original 1959 edition of the Joys of Jell-O.
As is now tradition, every year I bring in a weird retro dish for my boss Kate’s birthday. In the spirit of last year’s Better Than Tom Selleck cake, I went with a theme. Because of his untimely passing, and because he is one of Kate’s all-time faves, I chose Prince.
It seems fitting to top a Crown Jewel Dessert with his Purple Highness, no?
Here you can watch how it all went down (which is not well):
Full disclosure: Right before this, Mr. Kinsey (the poor dude with the camera) and I visited a local brewery. We knocked back a few craft brews. Aaaaaaaand we may have continued drinking at my house. Just watch the video.
I did the grand unmolding the next day in the office lunchroom…
Sadly, as soon as I frosted it with more Cool Whip, the Crown Jewel Dessert just started to ever so slowly deflate and spread. Much in the same fashion as the disaster known as Chicken Vegetable Aspic Mold.
This was kind of a disaster. It didn’t look pretty. At all (well, except for the beauty that is Prince). But it tasted OK. And Kate got a giant laugh out of it.
Who knows how long this link will work, but let’s have Prince send us out on a high note.