Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Banana Wobbler: Everything Else Is Shaking, So Why Not?

Favorite Recipes from Caldwell, IdahoGreat googly moogly, we had an earthquake here today! For those of you not familiar with the mid-Atlantic region of the US, DC is a couple hour's drive away from the epicenter. There was some (thankfully limited) damage to the National Cathedral up the road, but everything chez nous is safe and content. That being said, I had to change up my Amazing Magical Jell-o Desserts plans a bit to reference the incredibly out of the norm occurrence -- no matter if the world rumbles or no, Jell-O will jiggle and wobble.

♦ Banana Wobbler

1 package (3 oz.) Jell-O brand gelatin, any flavor
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
2 medium bananas, cut in half
Lemon juice
Shoestring licorice

3 empty 6-ounce juice cans
mixing bowl
1-cup liquid measure
mixing spoon
paring knife

  1. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add cold water and chill until thickened.
  2. Place a spoonful of gelatin in each of 3 empty 6-ounce cans.
  3. Center the banana halves and spoon remaining gelatin around bananas.
  4. Chill until firm, about 2 hours. (Dip remaining banana half in lemon juice; set aside for another dessert.)
  5. Dip each can to the rim in warm water, invert onto plate, puncture bottom and lift off can.
  6. Insert piece of licorice in one end of each mold to resemble firecracker. Makes three servings.
I have never once felt a need to eat a firecracker. That being said, how cool would this be for an Itchy & Scratchy/Simpsons-themed gathering? Also, I adore licorice, so even though I'm skeptical about pairing it with banana and random Jell-O, I'm willing to give it a try. This is our first "appeals to older children" recipe, and it is a good deal fussier than the others featured this week.

You may have noticed some weird little cartoons in the bottom corners of pictures this week. They're part of two different flip books! The right-hand pages show a boy eating a dessert until it's gone; the left-hand pages show a rabbit escaping a magician's hat. There's also tons of magic tricks throughout the book, which helps explain the cover art somewhat. They're "magic tricks by Marvello the Great." If anyone's really eager, I'll post a magic trick before we're done this week. For now, though, I'm going to sign off, have some pizza, cuddle my dog, and remember that earthquakes are really, really rare here, and we're all safe.

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