Valentine treats and National Jell-O Week

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Valentine treats and National Jell-O Week

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 11:41
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Valentine’s Day is this Sunday. You will want to remember those special individuals and that special someone in your life. What are you going to get that special someone? Why not prepare or make something for your Valentine. I have several recipes for your enjoyment. Feb. 8-14 is National Jell-O Week, so prepare a nice cool and refreshing jello salad.

Peter Cooper, inventor and founder of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, obtained the first American patent for the manufacture of gelatin in 1845. In 1895, cough syrup manufacturer Pearl B. Wait purchased the patent, and developed a packaged gelatin dessert. Wait’s wife, May David Wait named it Jell-O.

According to Kraft Foods, more than a million packages of Jell-O brand gelatin are purchased each day.

In 1936 Jell-O came out with a cola flavor. It was dropped the following year.

Fruits that sink in Jell-0 are seedless grapes and fruits in heavy syrup such as fruit cocktail, peaches, pears, etc. Fruits that float in Jell-O are bananas, citrus sections, sliced peaches, apples, and fruit in light syrup.

If you have any questions, or would like to share some of your tips for working and living in Pecos County with our readers, call me at Pecos County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension services at 432-336-2541.