Friday, May 20, 2011

Days gone by

Can you still buy Tupperware?

I was thinking about dinners at home when I was young. I loved them that was the time we all sat down to a good home cooked meal, made by the step-monster. I loved her cooking then and I still love it now!!! The dinner conversations were always interesting and fun. I guess you could say the thing I loved most about dinner at home was .... after the meal we all helped by clearing the table. Then we sat down to a great desert. My favorite were these little ice-cream sundaes that step-monster made. She would put vanilla ice-cream, coconut, hot fudge, nuts in alternating layers in the bottom of one of those little grey Tupperware cups. Of course the top always received an extra dollop of hot fudge. These were the best Sundays in the world!! You just lived for the next time she would make these!  Or you waited with great excitement for her homemade cheesecake... I will only eat hers and it has to be frozen like a rock... No softy stuff for me!! Step-monsters little sundae cups were used for a lot of deserts. Another dessert using these little parfait cups was a  Jello dessert. When the jello set up it looked like she spent hours making it. Jello on the bottom foam on the top in a graduation of layers as the jello settled in the cups. See below for RECIPE...We knew that she didn't spend hours and hours making this dessert, but it was so fun to look at and eat. LOL yes that was back when I actually ate jello and puddings... I can't tolerate them now..... I guess you could say.... I am still spoiled when I have a special dinner .. I still want dessert with it... What about you .. do you have a favorite dessert that you remember as a child???

123 Jello Dessert

How to make it

  • Pour boiling water into blender. Add gelatin. Cover and blend at low speed until gelatin is completely dissolved, about 30 seconds.
  • Combine cold water and ice cubes to make 1-1/4 cups. Add to gelatin and stir until ice is partially melted. Then add whipped topping; blend at high speed for 30 seconds.
  • Pour into dessert glasses. (Slowly!!)
  • Chill about 30 minutes. Dessert layers as it chills. ( It really does!)


Pamela Kieffer said...

whoa, where are my sewing accessories?
Did I get the date, May 7, wrong?
I make Jello dessert with mixed fruit for hubby, he loves it. I love it too since it is good for weight watchers.
Do you think I am vain at age 78 trying to loose the extra pounds I have accumulated in my elder years? Pam

Unknown said...

Pam I will check on your swap.. Your right due May 7th.

Sara said...

My mom made that 123 Jello dessert too! Pink was the best! But she liked green too. Thanks for triggering a fun memory.

Pam said...

My mom used to make jello in those cups. She still have a couple.

Val said...

Makes me want jello!!!!

Doris Sturm said...

I know you can buy Tupperware online:, but I've not heard of any Tupperware parties - maybe that's not in style anymore...I love what they have and their stuff lasts.

I remember my dad and I had a special dessert we shared while watching the Winter Olympics on TV together...simply layer (real) whipping cream (whipped) with chunked pineapple in a parfait glass and chill and that's it...and that's all, but he was an excellent Torte bakers - those were indescribableness scrumptious!