12 Weeks of Christmas Treats–Cherry Coke Jello Salad

I love this tasty gelatin salad a bursting bites of cherry amidst subtle Cherry-Coke Jell-O.

People will ask you how you did it, but the recipe couldn’t be simpler:

Dissolve 1 large or 2 small cherry flavored gelatin packs in 2 cups boiling water.
Stir in 2 cups Coke or Diet Coke and 1 can cherry pie filling. Chill till semi-solid. Stir again to lift the cherries; they’ll be settled at the bottom. Chill till firm.

So simple. And don’t try to mix your gelatin in the blender to be sure it gets well dissolved–it makes a lot of foam that will not settle. How do I know? Yeah, I know you know how I know. Just don’t okay? You’ll save time in the bubble removing step-if you do that.

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I Declare Pajama Day

I’m officially declaring tomorrow Pajama Day. We’re not hosting. We don’t have to bring much food. And Friday and Saturday we want to run around.

So Wednesday will be the perfect sit-at-home day. And to make it official, I’m announcing that nobody needs to get dressed. So even though I don’t have anything as snazzy as these Hello Kitty jammies, you get the idea.

“You are young men. Where is your enthusiasm?”

I thought all I had to do when I had children was provide them with a bit of time and a few diverse experiences and they’d find their passion. And they would devote themselves and achieve the Olympics—or their particular activity’s equivalent.

But was I wrong. Passion is an elusive partner around our house. Lethargy, and vague preference seem to be about as strong a current as can be found hereabouts.

My title is in quotes because it was spoken by Marius Pontmercy of Les Miserables. It here I am seeking to stir some passion, because there are things that pique me and move me. But There is also a vast and varied assortment of menial tasks beckoning.

Leo of Zen Habits, great blog, says do it for the fun.

Today, right now I’m going to do something for the fun. I’m thinking yoga stretch, a snippet of the Iliad and a bit of a nap.

What’s on your fun docket?