chunky jello show down

Today I am packing to go to Mom 2.0 – WHOO HOO! I don’t get out much so this is a BIG deal.

I am packing my camera.

I am packing my laptop.

I am packing jello…

This is a container of my grandmother’s famous beet jello.

Yes, beet jello does exist. Oh, and while we are talking in italics…why is Holly taking beet jello to Mom 2.0?

It all started on #gno awhile back (December 22, 2009 to be exact)…

*insert wavy Scooby Doo lines with the doodly-doo sound effects*

In the midst of a jello conversation (don’t you just love Twitter?),   Rachael at @Todaysmama mentioned that she had a superior chunky jello recipe.

I replied with the following boast:

To which she replied:

Was that a challenge?

Well, in a few hours Rachael will be on TEXAS soil and as a matter of Texas-chunky-jello-potlucking-pride I will be taking the game to her at Mom 2.0.

Yep, it is THAT serious.

So if you would like to play along at home (if you are at Mom 2.0, please stop by the jello suite…I will have extra spoons), here is the recipe:

Pineapple-Beet Salad Supreme

1 3 oz pkg.   Strawberry Jello

1 3 oz pkg.   Raspberry Jello

1 3 oz pkg.   Cherry Jello

4 cups of boiling Water

1 can Shoestring-Style Beets

1 can Crushed Pineapple

1/2 cup Sweet Pickle Juice

Dissolve the jello in boiling water.

Drain beets and pineapple.

Add drained liquid and pickle juice to dissolved gelatin.

Chill til syrupy.

Stir in beets and pineapple.

Pour into 3 qt. mold and chill until firm.

Dressing – 1 cup mayo, 1 3 oz pkg. cream cheese, 1 TB dried celery, 1 2 oz can of pimento, 1 TB sweet pickle, 1 TB chop green onion

Combine the mayo, cream cheese, celery , pimento, pickle, and onion.   Thin with light cream to desired consistency.   Let stand several hours.

Unmold jello and serve with dressing

Serves 16-18


Take that Utah.


  1. How could you POSSIBLY end that post with “enjoy~!” ?????

    And I’m sorry…but adding the word “Supreme” to the end does NOT make it so! 🙂

    I prefer my jello like I like my men…smooooooth….

  2. I’ve gotta admit to being a little scared. But, I’m up for the challenge for sure :).

    So excited to room with you in Houston. Let the fun begin!

  3. I HEART jello, the chunkier the better.. oh and I heart beets. So there.. I’m ‘fraid Rachael is gonna lose. Th end.

  4. ok. thank you so much for bringing back all those church potlucks i had to go to.

    please do not make me talk to you about carrot roast. just do not.

  5. That jello kind of scares me! But I’m a New York girl so maybe you have to be born to the South to truly get the jello thing! I will say wow- someone was being really inventive when they thought that recipe up!

    Good luck at the jello challenge! 🙂

  6. DUDE. I don’t think I’ve ever loved someone this much from a distance. period. I’ll be up late tonight packing . . . and compiling my recipes for jello greatness. However, I bow to you. I don’t think I can beat BEETS AND PICKLE JUICE!?!?!?!?! This is going to be the experience of a lifetime!

    Bring it!

  7. gasp! I just read pimento and onion??? WTF?!?!? Who came up with this recipe???? (lots of punctuation to show my amazement!)

  8. Sorry ladies, Iowa jello has you both beat. I have a recipe here from my MIL that calls for cottage cheese, cool whip, miracle whip, green pepper, onion, celery, carrots, and horseradish in lemon jello. I use it to threaten my husband, and so far I haven’t had to make it. He just whimpers and acquiesces. 🙂

  9. Have fun. I hope you win the jello fight.

  10. roflol. really i am laughing over here….june cleaver called she wants here jello recipe back.

  11. M’kay. Well, I was wondering what I’d do with those two lonely, aging cans of beets in the pantry. Thanks for the idea – I’ll let you know how it goes down….

  12. This kind of makes me want to barf. Both the jello and that you are going to play with other bloggers while I sit at home.

  13. Wow. Nice recipe. It’ll be something worth trying out for halloween.

  14. Oh, I love beet jello. My grandma use to make it when i was a kid. Brig back great memories.

  15. I do love Twitter, but I do NOT love beets. I just don’t know if I could handle this one. II won’t knock it ’till I try it, though.

    I hope you have a great time!!! Can’t wait to read all about it. 🙂

  16. My husband loves pickled beets. I bet he’d love this jello. I’m just not so sure I can handle the pickle juice…

  17. I’m not sure that beats my grandma’s lime Jello with celery, pecans, and cottage cheese in it. (But it’s close!) I think I just threw up a little.

  18. Ahhh I can’t do beets. Not for me. I love Jello though! yummm. I haven’t got into twitter yet. Stuck over at facebook!

  19. That reminds me of something I might have had in a Minnesota Church Basement potluck!! Frightful!

  20. I like the color red. Nice choice!

  21. Jello Wars! Epic!
    My friend and fellow Kitsap County resident is going. I believe you know her. Say hi to Jenny On The Spot!

  22. I’m sure you are having an amazing time – jello and all!

  23. I’m dying to know how it goes. My grandma makes lime jello with celery. I cringe every time I see it. LOL

  24. Jenny and I were in the same room! I love her and all the glitter that surrounds her.

  25. Hopefully someone will challenge me to a vegetarian casserole contest…cuz I think I could BRING IT to that too!

  26. ha! I have pics and am hunting down the video…so funny.

  27. Is this recipe serious? Beets? Pickle juice? MAYO? Onion? My stomach is churning from reading that. And not in a good way. Holly! Say it isn’t so!!

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