Monday, April 25, 2011

watch it wiggle

Well, I am both intrigued and amused.  Apparently there is a British royal tradition of fancy jello.  Oh, sorry, make that jelly.   Fancy molds (Buckingham Palace in copper!), recipes with liquor, you  name it.  I just got distracted by the video below, part of the lead-up to the royal wedding later this week.  Who knew they had something in common with midwesterners?  (I'm originally from the midwest, so I can say this.  :-D  ) 

Now, never actually having made a truly midwestern jello salad, but having been an expert Knox Blox maker in high school (think finger jello stiff enough to cut in pieces and put in a baggie for school lunches - even unrefrigerated!), I have no such interesting recipes or jello molds. 

So here is my creative challenge for you today.  Wake up those brain cells still recovering from a dozen Holy Week and Easter services and tell me:

1.  If you could make any shape jello mold, what would it be?

A tree of life with lime jello and marachino cherries for fruit?
The University of Michigan UM with lemon and blueberry jello?
The Taj Mahal?
An aquarium with gummy fish?
An Easter egg?

Please give me your best creations. Better yet, send me a photo of yours for me to post.  You've heard of the site "cake wrecks" - well, here is our chance. (-:

2.  Who has a wildly creative jello recipe to share? 

I've heard the Sisters back in the day used to make jello with old coffee.  I am not suggesting we add this one... unless you just need ready-made iced coffee for the month of July, of course!

So here is the video which sparked my amusement.  Enjoy!

Easter Vigil in China: Easter Proclamation (Exsultet) in Chinese

Rejoice now, heavenly hosts and choirs of angels!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Palestrina - Lamentations for Holy Saturday

Collect for Holy Saturday

O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so may we await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.