Well, almost, the posts need to be finished and painted, along with the bottom half of the house…. And there's always that last bit of trim….
Perfect for watching sunsets…. And reading with my Kindle….
With all the wonderful. modern technology…. I decided to make something really retro.
Who remembers Jello salads?
My mother used to make one (when I was a child) that, I think, had shredded carrots and canned pineapple suspended in lime jello. It was served on a bed of lettuce with a dollop of Miracle Whip Salad Dressing.
I was looking for something at the supermarket a few weeks ago and saw a packet of powdered gelatin, flavored with Madeira.
On impulse, I bought it.
I hadn't a clue what I was going to do with it. I'd never actually done anything with gelatin before.
Not at all an unusual situation for me.
I had a vague memory of my mother telling me that some foods didn't work in gelatin…
But, also as usual, I couldn't be bothered to do any investigation.
I decided tomatoes and avocado would be good – served with a bit of mozzarella.
I refrigerated it for about 20 minutes after each layer, and 4 hours after the last.
That was the fussy part – it had to be tended on time; too soon and it wasn't set; too late and it was too firm.
I sliced it and served it on a salad of Romaine and basil, with a lemon vinaigrette and a slice of fresn mozzarella.
It was fun….
It was good….
I haven't decided if it was good enough to do again.
Maybe shreddded carrots.