Mandarin Orange Jello – Berry Raspberry Jello

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Mandarin Orange Jello

It’s funny.. before hurting my finger I had thoughts of fear from things that shouldn’t be given much thought.  Is the world going to end on May 21, 2011?   How soon until gas is $6 a gallon?  Should I switch cable companies? Are we going to be hit with a huge terror attack?  Random thoughts, different worries, now after my little scare I could care less about petty things.  I know my finger accident wasn’t a HUGE thing, but it wakes you up a little.  I’ve been out of work for a month, so obviously I’ve had plenty of time to think.  I think life is way too short to worry about when it will end, how it will end.

So I have OCD.  I don’t like things certain ways, and I feel like it manifests into other things. I can touch almost anything, but when it comes to eating it’s a different story.  For instance, I have a major case of food aversions; textures.  I don’t like to eat a cold sandwich without potato chips, meat without potatoes, or a hot sandwich without french fries.  I need a bite of each in every bite. . I don’t like mashed bananas, soggy bread, raw fish, oatmeal, beans, pumpkin pie, and that’s just naming a few.  I just started eating tomatoes about 5 years ago, but I will not eat the seeded part.  Jelly, jello, I don’t like the gelatinous texture of either. 
All that changed when I hurt my finger.  I still have the aversion to these textures, but now I have no choice in saying no to jello.  My surgeon said that the gelatin in the Jell-O actually helps promote skin and nail growth.  I haven’t been able to find anything that supports this 100 percent,  but if my surgeon says to do it, I am.  Did I mention he said to eat at least a cup a day for 2 months?  I guess since he was named “Top Doctor” in New York and New Jersey he knowns his stuff.  Not to mention he’s been practicing for over 30 years. 

Mandarin Orange Jello

Okay so back to the topic of Jell-O.  Since I’ll be eating it everyday I figured I’d have to make it more textural.  So I’ve been adding fresh fruit, and it’s made a world of difference.  Hello texture!

Mandarin Orange Jello
8 Servings

2 – 3oz Boxes Orange Jell-O 
2 Cups Boiling Water
2 Cups Cold Water
2 – 11oz Cans Mandarin Oranges, drained

Combine the Jell-O with the hot water until fully dissolved, then add in the water.
Pour into individual bowls, then add in the mandarin oranges.  Refrigerate until firm, enjoy!

 Berry Raspberry Jello

Berry Raspberry Jello
4 Servings 

1 – 3oz Box Raspberry Jello
1 Cup Boiling Water
1 Cup Cold Water
6 oz Blackberries
4 Chopped Strawberries

Combine the Jell-O with the hot water until fully dissolved, then add in the water.
Pour into large bowl, then add in blackberries and strawberries.  Refrigerate until firm, enjoy!

Fruit Jello!

Disclaimer:  I purchased this product with my own money.  I was not compensated by any means to post this review.

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