It’s my BIRTHDAY! So I thought I’d add another one of my yearly birthday dinner recipes to the collection (see links to all my other birthday meal recipes below – like my fried in butter breaded chicken – TO DIE FOR) And YES I cook for myself on my birthday and YES I make this same meal every year (my mom used to make it for me growing up)
So my kids actually call this Christmas Jello – cause it’s green and red. and YES I do make it for Christmas too. I also change up the green layer to raspberry and make it for Valentines day as well… But this classic that my mom used to make is still a favorite at our house!
I know dinner jell-o is weird, here in Utah it’s fairly normal, but trying to tell people outside of the Utah culture about it and it sounds crazy, I mean let’s face it it’s kind of like a dessert WITH dinner instead of after. But I’M not complaining. Heck I’ll eat dessert FOR dinner most days 😉
And there you have it! check out the rest of my all time favorite meal to make myself with the links down below! The one thing that changes is the roll recipe – I make different bread every year, but the salad, baked potatoes, chicken, cauliflower and cheese sauce is pretty much standard – with dinner jello on the side 😉
we call this "Christmas jello" at our house because of the red and green coloring - you can actually change up the flavors to create different colors
- 1/2 C Butter
- 1 C all-purpose flour
- 1/4 C packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 C chopped walnuts or pecans
- 3 oz Lime Jell-O packet
- 1 C boiling water
- 8 oz full fat cream cheese
- 1/2 C powdered sugar
- 1 C Stabilized whipped cream or whipped dessert topping
- 6 oz strawberry Jell-O
- 3 C boiling water
- Mix Butter, flour and sugar, then add nuts. Press into glass 9x13 pan
- bake 12-15 min at 375
- let cool
- Dissolve Jell-O into boiling water let cool to room temp.
- Mix cream cheese and sugar add Jell-O mix fold in the whipped cream
- Pour into crust
- Refrigerate until firm
- Dissolve Jell-O in water
- Cool to room temp.
- Pour into pan
- Refrigerate till firm
To cool the Jello quickly - Boil only half the water and dissolve the jello, then add the rest of the water in ice form, stirring until the ice is dissolved it should be room temperature.
MY BIRTHDAY DINNER RECIPES