Family Reunions are the Best

Do you remember when families came together?  Not just at meal time, but reunions, weekend visits, or just dropping by to say ‘Hi’.  I remember walking a path from my house to my grandparent’s house almost every day; coming together at every holiday.  I know life styles have changed.  The demographics of families have changed.  Families are spread out, stressed out, and just plain too busy.  And guess what, I don’t have a solution.  I just miss those times in my life; when I was a kid.  We just have to make more of an effort to make those special times happen.  I just wonder if some of the stresses and heavy loads families carry would be lighter if we were about to share this with family.  The conversation, hugs, laughter, and the belonging.


As I promised in my last blog post, photos of “Sally’s Super Duper Delicious Jello Salad.  Oh, and l wanted to change it up a bit.  Not the recipe.  The recipe is perfect.  I changed the presentation a bit.  The recipe calls for the Jello to be in a 9 x 13 glass dish.  I had purchased cute little mason jars and wanted to use them.  These made individual servings of the recipe and using different color combinations made them liven up any party. 

I am also reposting the recipe here.  Have fun creating your own color combinations.

Sally's Super Duper Delicious Jello Salad

  • Difficulty: takes a lot of time
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6 (3 oz. boxes) of various flavors of Jello (did mention it is a very pretty and colorful dish)

1 pint of sour cream

(this recipe takes a little time because you must refrigerate each layer for 30 minutes)


  1. Dissolve 1 pkg. of Jello in 1 cup of very hot water.
  2. Mix ½ cup of the Jello with 1/3 cup of sour cream.
  3. Pour this mixture into a 13 x 9 clear glass baking dish.
  4. Put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set.
  5. Add 3 Tablespoons of warm water to the other ½ cup of (remaining) Jello. Pour this over the sour cream Jello mixture after letting it set for 30 minutes.
  6. Place back in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set.
  7. Repeat steps 1 thru 6 with the remaining 5 boxes of Jello.

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