Saturday, July 15, 2006

Fill Up the Tank: Recipe For Kid-Made Summer Treat

I got this idea from an article in the paper. The fishbowl is actually a cookie jar, but a fishbowl with a wide opening would do. The trick is to put the fruit cocktail on the bottom and then add already soft-set blue jello. I didn't think to do that and had to strain the soft-set jello through a colander to separate the fruit, put fruit back in the bottom of the jar, and put the jello (soft-set, that's the key) on top AFTER my granddaughter had already made the mixture and refrigerated it for an hour. Tried to push the fruit down like the article said. Didn't work. But it was okay--never too early for a lesson in coming up with a Plan B. The final ingredient is gummy fish. We found a package of Nemo gummies, which don't look really fishy, but you get the idea. You have to push those down one by one along the sides. The girls chose strawberry Cool Whip to top each serving. This was our best cooking-with-Nana experience so far. (Nana isn't much of a cookie baker.)


Betina Krahn said...

Kathy, it sounds. . . gooey. Just the think to do with little ones when the temp outside reaches 95+!

Since my little ones have all gone home, I may have to do it for Rex. . . just to keep a hand in. ;)

anne frasier said...

ah, a close-up. (although your granddaughter is adorable!)

i think i'm even more frightened now. that is some scary looking stuff. it also looks like something kids would LOVE!! i can see why it was such a hit.