Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Kind of Funny "J" is For Jell-O Easter Egg Story

My Jell-O Egg in Half -- NOT very appealing!

I am submitting this post to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday where the letter of the week is "J."  You can find other "J" posts by placing your cursor on the link below and clicking on the displayed link.

Jenny Matlock
When we were young, my mother would make dyed Easter eggs by putting two holes in an egg, one in the top and a larger hole in the bottom.  You would blow in the top hole and, hopefully, the white and the yolk would come out in the bottom.  Then you would dye the eggs.

At least one Easter, after blowing out the yolk and white, my mother poured Jell-O in the eggs and refrigerated them.  After the Jell-O became solid, she peeled off the shell and voila....Jell-O eggs!  So on Easter Sunday she brought out the Jell-O eggs and instead of eating them, the kids played catch outside with the Jell-O eggs!  Or did we just throw them at each other?

Okay, here is the kind of funny part with a caveat...I AM getting older and maybe my memory is not quite right!   That next fall when we were raking leaves in the same area where we had thrown the eggs, we found some of the Jell-O from the eggs still in tact! Mind you, I lived in Wisconsin with hot, humid, wet summers!  Okay, so could this really be possible or am I losing it?  What do you think?  I asked my scientist-type husband if he thought it could be possible and his very scientific answer was "maybe!"

A few years ago the Jell-O company made a contraption for Jell-O eggs.  As you can see from the picture above, I haven't had a lot of success with it; the contraption tends to break the eggs in half when you open it!  Forget the Jell-O, I am sticking with chocolate eggs!

31 comments:

Charli and me said...

I honestly have never heard of Jell-o eggs. You learn so many things here on the blogs. Your bunny in the previous post and tablescape is beautiful. I hope you are having a happy day :>)

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I think your mother was pretty clever with those Jello eggs.

Wouldn't something have come along and eaten the Jello? Of course, maybe it melted and then when the weather become cold it jelled again. You think???

I've never thought of Wisconsin as hot and humid. Come visit and I'll show you hot and humid. :)

mrs. c said...

I have made those myself!!!
We hve found eggs that we hide MONTHS after Easter in our yard!
Thanks for your prayers, I appreciate it.

Viki said...

Wow, too bad your mother didn't think of making a form. You could have been rich LOL.

Debbie said...

How cute a story! But Ok if the jello is still in the same shape all that time, what does it do to our digestive system? Thanks for stopping by, and yes those eggs looked difficult!

mbkatc230 said...

I had forgotten all about blowing the insides out of eggs. I was always afraid I would start laughing and suck it in instead of blowing it out lol. I've never heard of jello eggs, but if your sibling are anything like mine I can just about guarantee that you ended up throwing them at each other :) As far as it still being intact, who knows? They say twinkies will survive an A-bomb! Kathy

Prairiemaid said...

I used to do a devotional for Childrens Church and used a jello egg! I had forgotten all about that. Thanks for refreshing my memory.

Linda said...

That is so funny. Jello is an interesting creation. I'm with you chocolate eggs all the way.

Pondside said...

I had to laugh, because I had one of those jello egg forms and never got it to work! Thanks for the memory!

Steph said...

I've heard of blowing out the egg insides before,but never putting jello in. I can't tell you the blast my boys would have with those jello eggs. But I'm with you.. chocolate (preferably malted or with peanut butter) all the way. What an interesting and unusual post.

My name is PJ. said...

I ate a lot of Jello as a kid....now you have me wondering if there isn't some still undigested inside my body.

This was a funny post.

jaydubblah said...

Hi, good story, I would have thought that those eggs would have gone mouldy! Here is my J

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I have seen recipes for jello eggs. It sounds like they could last forever.

Jacque said...

Good Morning!

Yes, we've made Jello eggs. I have no clue as to how long they would stay intact, but it does sound reasonable. I am sure that your memory is not that bad!!

Thanks for sharing that "J"ello story with us today! Have a great day.

Julie Schuler said...

What the heck did you put in those Jello eggs?! I'm glad you didn't eat them.

MrsJenB said...

I have never had luck with those jello molds either. On TV it looks so easy and pretty. But then most things do!

Catherine said...

Jello eggs... very clever J post ;) !
My grandma and aunt used to fill the eggshells with candy. :)

Blessings,
Catherine

Christy said...

i love the idea of jello eggs...i was thinking of trying to be very martha this year and fill blown out eggs with chocolate..but maybe jello would be better received...how fun!
i think those eggs could have withstood a year in the elements...

Sarah said...

Joni, I've never made jello eggs, but I've definitely blown out many an egg. In fact I have some from last year waiting to be embellished. I saw a technique on Martha Stewart last year that I wanted to try. It uses silk ties to dye the eggs. I don't think I'll get around to it this year either. LOL
Thanks for stopping by HFTS. How wonderful that you have kept a journal all these years. I'm impressed! By the time you add your family photos your family history is going to be a priceless treasure. I can only imagine how much time and effort has gone into this project. Good for you!

Jenny said...

Great J post.

It actually made some unnamed part of my body jiggle with laughter.

But, that's enough information about that I think!

Thanks for the smile!

A+

Mumsy said...

I haven't heard of Jello eggs, or making them. Sounds so interesting, but difficult task to do.

Keri "The Coupon Lady" said...

Jello is such a weird but delicious thing. A couple of years ago for Halloween I got a brain mold and made a green jello brain, which was a big hit.

GardenofDaisies said...

My sister-in-law used to make jello eggs for all the kids at Easter. My son and daughter looked forward to those every year!

Riet said...

I heard of jell o but never of those eggs. We don't have jell o here. Great J

Christy said...

ewww, months later?? Makes ya just wanna eat some jello now doesn't it?? What a great memory your mom made for you!

Amy said...

OMG...just think what is hanging around inside us? Do you know how much Jello I ate as a kid???? YIKES!

Anna said...

Wow, all this from the letter "J"?!
That's a really funny story, true or not!
Best wishes,
Anna

Jo said...

okay, that all just sounds wrong ... i am seriously wondering what a life time of jello eating has done to me ... eeeks, its now scary just to think about it!!!

Amanda said...

I've never had any luck with an jello mold. Ever. My mother-in-law, and the other hand makes perfect jello molds every time.

Terri and Bob said...

Totally loved your j post. Love jello eggs but am a bit disturbed that they may outlast summer! Thanks for coming to visit my blog!

Melinda Cornish said...

it's a cool idea but kinda scary they lasted in the yard all that time...maybe you should put a test one out there.....

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