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Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Jello



Each and every festival in the world has its own colors and Christmas is no different. History of the colors of Christmas enhances our knowledge of the significance of the green and red color in Christmas


Red is the color of festivity and green is soothing and signifies life.  Red and green though predominant are used with other colors like white, silver and gold. It is obvious that these colors make a nice contrast and the result is very pleasing to the eyes.


Red lifts the mood besides being a warm color.  It is a fact that the red is associated with all celebrations irrespective of race or religion. Christmas takes place when the whole world is bleak and dark and harsh. Red changes the look and feel of a room and it is no wonder Christmas elaborately uses red, be it in, flowers, table decorations or gifts.

Red color carries the energy of the fire feng shui element. Fire has always been a symbol of divine energy and can be both destructive and creative. Fire represents the energy of sun and life. A balanced feng shui fire element in your home will bring joy and excitement.


Having nature in the house, in the cold gloomy days of Christmas is always welcome. Evergreen fir or pine is used as Christmas tree. Life is everlasting and the hopes and wishes of the human mind are endless. Green symbolizes the continuous cycle of life, which soothes us in times of uncertainty. Mistletoe, holly, ivy all make us remember those famous lines of Shelley "If winter comes, can spring be far behind". Recharge yourself with hope with Christmas colors.
 
With both a warming and cooling effect, the color green denotes balance, harmony, and stability. Green is the feng shui color of renewal, fresh energy and new beginnings.Green color is very nourishing to your health, as it calms your nerves and balances your whole body by bringing healing feng shui vibrations from Mother Nature.

And, last but not least, the feng shui color of purity and innocence,WHITE is also considered one of the supreme colors in ancient Yogi traditions. This is the color of completion, ultimate wisdom and assimilation of all life lessons,  White is the color that belongs to the feng shui element of Metal and its energy is crisp, clear, clean and fresh. White is the color of beginnings, as well as clear endings.

Ingredients:

1 packet Jello(3 ozs) Strawberry/Cherry/Raspberry
1/2 packet Gelatin, bloom with 1 tbsp water
1 cup boiling hot water


1 packet Jello(3 ozs) Lime
1/2 packet Gelatin, bloom with 1 tbsp water
1 cup boiling hot water

1 packet Gelatin, bloom with 2 tbsp water
200 gm Condensed Milk, dissolved with 1/2 cup hot boiling water
1/4 cup hot boiling water



Method

Bloom the gelatin with 1 tbsp water.


Put bloomed gelatin and the jello(strawberry/cherry/raspberry) together with 1 cup hot boiling water.


Stir until dissolved.

Repeat the above process for the lime jello.

Dissolve condensed milk with 1/2 cup boiling water.

Bloom 1 packet of gelatin with 2 tbsp of water.

Put bloomed gelatin and the dissolved condensed milk together with another 1/4 cup of hot boiling water, stir until gelatin is dissolved.

Spoon the colored mixture by layer into moulds of your choice.  The moulds i used are available online from Browncookie.com

7 comments:

Jess @ Bakericious said...

I love the color of the jello, looks so festive.

Rebecca Lee said...

Hi Lily,

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year !!

I will make this Jello but can you let us know 1/2 pk of Gelatin is how many oz or gm ? In Pg, we often buy the loose type of Gelatin.

Thank you !!

Rebecca

lilyng said...

rebecca

a pkt of gelatin is 7 gms, so 1/2 will be 3.5 gm. 7 gms of gelatin should be about 1 tbsp.

~Macy~ said...

I assume you put in fridge after complete?

lilyng said...

macy

your assumption is right, jellies taste better when they are cold

Anonymous said...

What kind of knife can I use to make the edges of the jello look nice like that? Thanks!

lilyng said...

anonymous

you can use the knife for cutting crinkled potatoes

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