Snow Day Concoctions: Super Easy Jelly

I don’t know what it was. Maybe it was the fact that I already knew there was no CHANCE I could go in to the lab today (given the however many feet of snow and all). Maybe it was just stupid Monday and its stupid meeting, which always messes up my schedule. Whatever it was, I didn’t get out of bed today till 2. Yes, that’s right-TWO PM.

I was greeted by my cat’s meow and altogether too bright rays of sun. Curious as to how much snow had actually fallen (and, moreover, how long it would take me to clean my car off tomorrow), I looked out the upstairs window to find my car completely devoid of snow. And they said it was going to snow over a foot!, I naively laughed to myself. Little did I know what was waiting downstairs.

Either way, I figured it must have snowed a little…maybe even enough to make a small snowman. I went downstairs, put my coffee in, and walked toward the door. As I moved to turn the doorknob, a strange feeling overcame me, as if I already knew it was a bad idea. Ignoring the (oh so correct) feeling, I swung the door open and was immediately covered in a mess of moist, white dust. There would be no venturing outside today much less any making of snowmen. The however many inch thick block of snow in front of my doorway ensured that.

At least my car is clean.

2 PM Breakfast: Pancakes with Berry-Peach Jelly

Cranberry-Cherry Jello Jelly
makes 2 jars (13 oz)

  • 3 cups cranberries
  • 1.5 (3 oz) packages Cherry flavor sugar-free gelatin mix
  • 1.5 cups water

Version 2: Mixed Berry-Peach Jello Jelly
makes 2 jars (13 oz)

  • 3 cups mixed berries
  • 1.5 (3 oz) packages Peach flavor sugar-free gelatin mix
  • 1.5 cups water

→Mash the cranberries in a saucepan. Mine were frozen so I had to leave them out to defrost for a bit. Add the water and the Jello. Mix well.

Boil this mixture once then simmer for a few minutes, stirring continuously.

Pour into jars, cool, cover and refrigerate.

Use on pancakes, toast, peanut butter sandwiches or eat it off a spoon.

Technique from here


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