So, yeah, the dessert IS, but if you make a dessert for a party and then don’t go to the party, is the dessert really really real?
We were going to go to a 4th of July party, but I needed to be home to transfer books to a partner for the event we were going to, leaving the next day, and I had to pack and print stuff out and blah blah blah, so we didn’t go.
But this is the dessert I invented and made:
Patriotic Jello Salad
- 1 3oz box of cherry Jello
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 20oz can cherry pie filling
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 8oz bar of cream cheese, softened
- about 2 Tbs milk
- about 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- non-dairy whipped topping
- fresh cherries and blueberries
Dissolve the Jello in the hot water and stir in the pie filling and chopped nuts. Pour into a square dish and refrigerate until solid.
Mix the cream cheese, milk, and mayonnaise. You can use more or less mayonnaise, or substitute sour cream, or add sugar if you want a super sweet dessert. Add some blueberries and mash ’em good. When the Jello solidifies, spread this cream cheese stuff on and refrigerate again.
Top the cold cream cheese layer with the whipped topping, and garnish with blueberries, pitted cherry halves, and walnuts.
It would probably be good with strawberry Jello and strawberry pie filling, but cherry and cherries are what I had.
I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies about multicultural stuffed peppers.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a party not attended.