Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Let then eat CAKE!

Yesterday was John's birthday.  Now, we don't usually go nuts on the adult birthdays around here.  Just the kids.  But it is a big day and we must do something.  Now let's make things complicated.
John's on a diet.
We can't even make him a cake.
I wracked my brain as to how we could celebrate.
Then is hit me!

Hannah has been really into making finger jello ever since Sister Kristy taught her what to do.  And I remembered that somewhere I had experienced layers jello with some kind of white or creamer jello between the layers.
That's it!  I think to myself.  Cake.

So I got Hannah stared on making finger jello in layers.  I looked on the Internet and got some recipe for making the white stuff.  It took most of the day.  So this is what we did.  We gathered our ingredients... ok two of Hannah's favorite jello flavors... something read and something Orange (sorry. I wasn't paying attention.).  We ran to the store for some condensed milk. and we started making JELLO!

4 packages JELLO (3 oz each) -orange, strawberry

6 envelopes KNOX unflavored gelatin

1 cup sweetened condensed milk

First, we mixed 1 cup condensed milk with 1 cup hot water. We set that aside. Then we mixed 2 envelopes Knox gelatin with 1 cup hot water and the combined it the with milk mixture and set it aside.

Then we combined Orange JELLO, 1 envelope Knox gelatin and 1-1/2 cups hot water. Then we let that cool before we poured it into a 9×13 pan and placed it in refrigerator to set for about 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes we poured about 1 cup of the milk mixture for the next layer. Back to the refrigerate to set.  We then went faster only taking 15 minutes to set between layers– yay – much faster!

Meanwhile, we combine the red JELLO, 1 envelope Knox gelatin and 1-1/2 cup hot water... cool... pour carefully over the milk mixture, then place in the refrigerator for another 15 minutes.

Repeat the milk mixture…

Finally, we added fat free sugar free cool whip.

What a pay off!!!!

Ok... so I figure four boxes of jello at 30 cal., Knox with an additional 50 calories, condensed milk about 200 cal., and everything free cool whip at 15 cal per serving (2 TBS.), I figure if you ate the whole cake you'd get 770 cal... that's less then a burger with fries at your favorite burger joint.  But if you cut that "cake" into 20 pieces, each piece would be 40 cal.

Now that is a reason to PAAR TAY!

John loved it!!!! 

He got cake and his diet too!


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