As I was mixing up some delicious muffins this morning, my mind was wandering. I realized that I never posted about the food at Wendy's Cat-in-the-Hat birthday party. You know, back in September. *ahem*
Anyway, we had the predictable green eggs (deviled eggs with green food coloring) and ham (ham & cheese sliders), plus chips, veggies, dip and fruit. But my favorite part of the party food was the Cat-in-the-Hat Jell-o.
It's not a great picture, but can you see it? There in the blue dish? They are little Cat-in-the-Hat hats made from layered Jell-o! I wish I had a better picture, but I was so busy at the party that I didn't have time to take good pictures of the food. I found a recipe online and tweaked it to make these. I didn't have a small round cookie cutter, so I used a (clean) medicine cup to cut the shapes, then put them in white mini-muffin cups. They were adorable, and perfect for a Cat-in-the-Hat-themed party!
4 pkg. 3 oz cherry Jell-o
4 packets of Knox unflavored gelatin
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
1. Mix 1 pkg cherry Jell-o with 1/2 packet of unflavored gelatin. Add 1 cup boiling water. Stir to dissolve. Cool to room temp and pour into 9 x 13 glass pan. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
2. Mix the can of sweetened condensed milk with 1 cup boiling water. In a small bowl, sprinkle 2 packets unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Let stand a few minutes and then add 1/2 cup boiling water to dissolve gelatin; add to milk mixture and stir to combine. Cool to room temp and pour 1 cup of milk mixture over first layer of jello. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
3. Repeat layers - cherry, the rest of the milk mixture, cherry. Refrigerate for 15 minutes between each layer, and refrigerate 4 hours before cutting.