When you’re blue and you
don’t know what to serve next
Why don’t you go and get this fix -
Pudding in a mix!
Or, of course, you could just put pudding on a Ritz – chocolate would probably go best with a Ritz cracker. Don’t laugh, Betty Crocker probably made these all the time after she got off work. She was too tired to cook anything fancy. Speaking of which….
Jell-O Pudding is the subject of this strange little commercial from the 50s. First let’s watch the commercial, and then let it inspire us to make fancy desserts very quickly!
Yes, we’ve probably all been on that particular treadmill, haven’t we? But I never had a baby levitate up to the ceiling, as far as I can remember.
All right, time for dessert. Jell-O Pudding mix had a fancy cousin back in the day called Whip-N-Chill (also made by the Jell-O people), and you could make many extraordinary things out of it. The Whip-N-Chill cookbook says so! These are magical, extraordinary desserts!
Take this Strawberry Sparkle, for example. The pudding bit is easy, just like that commercial says. Put powder in bowl, add milk, beat it for awhile. But then! Then you add the sparkle, because Strawberry is not magical enough on its own. It’s got to sparkle! This entails going off and making some strawberry Jell-O and then – get this – putting it through a ricer!
This must be the sort of thing that put the treadmill lady over the edge. When you find yourself ricing Jell-O, it really is time to take a break – even from instant pudding.
Let’s all chill out, and I’ll see you tomorrow!