Christmas Blogging Day 4: Odd Traditions

My family has changed traditions over the past few years. Moving, deaths, births, money–all of this has caused my family to re-evaluate how we handle Christmas and what traditions to continue and what traditions to begin. Whether we got a real or fake tree, opened one present Christmas Eve, or chose a White Elephant style gift exchange, the thing I have always found that most odd can be found on the dinner table: Green Jello.

I don’t completely understand why we end up with this nastiness each year, but its squishy, crunchy, slimy self graces our tables one way or another each year. I think most of the other people in my family do enjoy this green concoction…I, however, do not.

This dish has many names. Some call it Jello Salad, Cottage Cheese Jello, Green Jello, and so many more. Personally, we make ours with cream cheese, not cottage cheese because it’s less nasty. It’s a base of lime jello with pineapple chunks and pecans. My grandma tops it with marshmallows. Feel free to hit google up for recipes like this one and many others!

http://www.midcenturymenu.com/2013/01/lime-jell-o-salad-a-vintage-gelatin-recipe-test/
This recipe is really similar to the one my grandma makes.

Evidently, jello salads were big in the 1960s. If you really want to do the math, jello hasn’t really been around long (1845) so really…I wouldn’t mind if it would completely stop being a thing.

So what is your families odd tradition? Are you still making Green Jello too? Let me know in the comments!

Advent Day 4

And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.


Luke 28-29 KJV

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