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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Making the Pioneers Proud is the new awesome

As Bets made mention, yesterday was Pioneer Day, an official, celebrated holiday in no other state but Utah. Just because we live in California doesn't mean we don't want to get in on that old-fashioned pioneer fun, so Karisa and McKay hosted a Jello Party, which seemed appropriate considering Utah's infamous affinity for all things Jello.

There were Utah themed prizes for the 1: most awesome jello creation and 2: most delicious jello creation. I know better than to ever try to win a prize for most delicious anything, so I set my sights on the most awesome jello creation prize. I took my inspiration from the pioneers that crossed the plains to get to Salt Lake City...

...and attempted a wagon train. (those squishy red things are oxen, i swear)
And since any wagon team worth its salt is headed some place, the Salt Lake Temple inspired a lime green creation of its own.

Emily busted out the entire Jello cookbook, so you can probably imagine what kind of tasty treats we all enjoyed. And her deep blue jello sea full of gummy fish was pretty genius too.

I am pretty sure the pioneers would have approved.


  • At 1:01 AM, Blogger rachelle said…

    that is incredible. and ingenius. i mean, there are no words.

  • At 7:35 AM, Blogger two forks said…

    i'm so glad you celebrated! it's one of my favorite holidays. and for your information, it is DEFINITELY celebrated in arizona! i grew up celebrating it every year.

  • At 10:45 AM, Blogger bex said…

    Did they have parades and fireworks and everyone got the day off in Az?

    I want to start wearing a bonnet around on the 24th every year to celebrate.

  • At 11:17 AM, Blogger emily said…

    You forgot to mention that Jared taught us pioneer defense skillz including the REAR NAKED CHOKE HOLD!!!

  • At 11:39 AM, Blogger bex said…

    this is true. We did learn the rear naked choke hold. I didn't want to mention it in case it made everyone that much more jealous that they couldn't have been there.

    the RNCH might be my new favorite pioneer day tradition.

  • At 1:29 PM, Blogger veeda said…

    did amanda make layered rainbow jello? i'm super impressed. that stuff takes FOREVER to make.

  • At 2:10 PM, Blogger bex said…

    and her jello was mixed with icecream, so it was this super soft serve tasting stuff. Amazing!

    Alice made hers with carrots. Classic.


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