Wine & Roses Salad

I was about halfway through prepping this recipe when I realized that my sweet, small Grandmother was a legit bad ass. This is the OG Jello Shot. I certainly can’t even imagine the life that my Grandmother had. Her husband was away – often off fighting a war – and she was left with raising babies and keeping a home all by herself. I’ve got Alexa, 7-11’s, grocery delivery and I still need a glass of wine every night. I’ve been told that she used to have ‘ironing’ parties. They would bring their laundry and boards to have some company. I am in love with the idea of them essentially doing jello shots and laundry.

I’m also a big fan of the fact that this is under the ‘salad’ section of this cookbook. I’m going to bring this to work and simply tell people I’m having a salad for lunch…and then fall asleep at my desk.

This recipe took a bit of planning as I didn’t have everything I needed. Seriously, who has PORT in their cupboard? I actually had a hard time finding it the wine section of the grocery store and realized I was having a hard time because there was ONE bottle available. I’m guessing Port isn’t flying off the shelf.

Also, #2 can. That one took me for a little loop as well. I didn’t realize that the cans we buy all have a size rating. The ones we typically buy are #1, 10 to 12 ounces. A #2 can is 20 ounces, and because you didn’t ask, a #3 can is 51 ounces. Don’t say I never taught you anything.

Final Thoughts:

100% impossible to make this attractive on a plate. It’s jello with bits in it. It sort of just…plops there. If I had pre-planned I would have tried to make them in smaller molds, or maybe lined the bowl with saran wrap so I could un-mold the whole thing.

It tastes fine though, if you like cranberries, pineapple and pecans. Which my husband doesn’t. Also, gave my daughter a big bite to try before I realized I was contributing to the delinquency of minors. She didn’t like it either though.

What do you think?