I recently did a photographic session of a Jell-o salad mold.
I don’t think I have a future in food photography and come to think of it, there isn’ t anything of food value in Jell-o. It was a challenge and I will post the results of that after the photograph is made public at a charity auction.
But I looked up as I sat at the kitchen table and chuckled when I saw The Jell-o Cookbook there on the shelf. I reciprocated and sent her the Heinz Ketchup Cookbook. I am sure she hasn’t made anything out of that cookbook either.
Nothing like sitting down with a hot cup of coffee and going through old recipes. The memories of days gone by with loved ones and family times are priceless…whether you bake something or not. I frequently find Mary thumbing through them and telling the stories how her grandmother did this or her mother did that. Even the Jello cookbook brings back great memories for you and puts a smile on your face. You always amaze me how you “make” something so simple so thought provoking.
Oh, I don’t know, Ruth. Do you really think there’s any value in collecting or sharing family recipes? Oh, well, I do love the idea of you 2 Sisters trading “unusual” cookbooks. Mom and her Sister, my Zia, had similar exchanges.
Haven’t we all made a jello recipe. After all, they are tasteful and colorful.
I foresee a lot of jello in my future when I get my wisdom teeth out
My daughter Anna gave her brother a Meatballs Cookbook for Xmas. Now, how many ways can one cook meatballs? JB
Maybe that pretzel jello recipe is in there – maybe you should open that book!
Katherine made a gelle or gelee? the other day. Don’t call it Jello! Great story.
Amusing!…I guess there is a cookbook for just about anything!
From what I hear, food photography is difficult! I’m interested to see the Jello pic; I imagine a round, green, jiggly creature with canned diced pears floating amid the inside…