If you ask my kiddies what period in time they consider to be retro, they'll say it's the 1980's and 90's. But they're kids, what do they know?! When I think of the word "retro", I think of the 50's, 60's, and 70's. The good ol' days. There was a time, before I got married and had 4 kiddies, that I dreamed of being a 1950's style housewife. They were so glamorous on TV, with their beautiful dresses, perfectly coiffed hair, and pearl necklaces. No matter what they were doing, whether it was cooking or cleaning, they always looked impeccable and made everything look easy.
But the closest I get to even remotely resembling that 1950's housewife is when I listen to Michael Bublé while I'm cleaning house. I feel like I should be all dressed up in heels and pearls, with my broom in one hand, and a martini in the other.
Anyway....when I sat down to think about what I should make for this week's #SundaySupper theme, only one food came to mind....Jello! Jiggly, wobbly jello. After having lived in Mexico for 12 years, I know a thing or two about jello. Did you know that in Mexico it's customary to serve cake & jello at birthday parties instead of cake & ice cream?
This Peachy Keen Tutti-Frutti Jello Salad is the first jello my suegra (mother-in-law) taught me how to make.
What foods do you consider to be retro?
Peachy Keen Tutti-Frutti Jello Salad
- 2 (6 oz.) boxes peach flavored Jello
- 4 cups water
- 1 large can fruit cocktail
- 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
- 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
Bring the 4 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan; remove from heat. Dissolve the 2 boxes of peach flavored jello in the boiling water. Set aside to let cool slightly.
Drain the can of fruit cocktail, reserving the syrup. You will need 1 cup of the syrup. If you don't have enough syrup, add enough water to the syrup to measure one cup.
In a large bowl, combine the evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and the reserved syrup from the fruit cocktail.
Pour the milk mixture into the jello mixture and stir with a wire whisk until well combined.
Gently stir in the fruit cocktail. Pour the jello into a 10-cup ring pan or plastic jello mold. (To insure the jello won't stick to the pan, lightly coat it with vegetable spray.) Refrigerate for about 3 hours or overnight, until the jello is firm.
For more fun Retro themed recipes, check out what the rest of my #SundaySupper friends made this week.
Sunday Supper Retro Appetizers:
Sunday Supper Retro Salads:
- Irish Cheddar-Whiskey Fondue by girlichef
- She Devils: Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs by Ruffles & Truffles
Sunday Supper Retro Breads and Sandwiches:
- Coca-Cola Salad by Magnolia Days
- Salmon Salad | Retro Tuna Salad by Family Foodie
- Ambrosia Salad by Simply Gourmet
- Romaine “Wedge” Salad with Hot Maple Bacon Dressing by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Carrot & Raisin Salad by The Roxx Box
- Sweet & Smoky Broccoli Salad by In The Kitchen with KP
SundaySupper Main Dishes:
- Italian Style Bread by The Meltaways
- Creamed Chipped Salmon Jerky on Toast by Pescetarian Journal
- Grown-Up Tuna Melts by Home Cooking Memories
- English Muffin Pizzas by Comfy Cuisine
- Patty Melt, Hand Cut Fries, & a Shake by Mooshu Jenne
- Grown-Up Grilled Cheese With Tomato Soup by Catholic Foodie
- Toast Topper #16: Grandma’s Mock Apricot Jam by What Smells So Good?
Sunday Supper Retro Sides and Veggies:
- Chicken Pot Pie Topped With Bacon Cheddar Biscuits by Chocolate Moosey
- Tuna Noodle Casserole by Country Girl in the Village
- Nana’s Marinated Beef Roast by Supper for a Steal
- Chorizo Scotch Eggs by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Chicken Maryland by Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Mushroom Stroganoff by Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Dairyfree Toast Hawaii by Galactosemia in PDX
- Porcupine Meatballs by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Chicken Kiev by The Urban Mrs.
- Salmon Quiche with Preserved Lemon by Shockingly Delicious
- Steak Diane by Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
- Fried Chicken only in the Oven by In the Kitchen with Audrey
- Hambak Steak a.k.a. Salisbury Steak by Kimchi Mom
- Retro-Redo: Homemade TV Dinner by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Kicked Up Meatloaf by Curious Cuisiniere
- Shrimp Scampi (a lighter version) by Kudos Kitchen
- Old-Fashioned Pork Chops by My Trials in the Kitchen
- Jägerschnitzel by Sustainable Dad
- Healthier Hamburger-Corn Noodle Casserole by The Weekend Gourmet
- Inspired by Tuna Noodle Casserole by Cookistry
- Chicken-N-Biscuits Pot Pie Casserole by The Messy Baker Blog
- Souper Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes by Mama.Mommy.Mom
- Meatloaf that will make you swoon and Datz the truth by Midlife Roadtrip
- Spaghetti with Currywurst Sauce by Masala Herb
- Tator Tot Casserole by NeighborFood
Sunday Supper Retro Desserts and Cocktails:
- Smokey Braised Red Cabbage by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Classic Corn Casserole by The Foodie Army Wife
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Balsamic by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Classic Green Bean Casserole Redux by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Mem’s Broccoli Casserole by Momma’s Meals
- Peachy Keen Tutti-Frutti Jello by La Cocina de Leslie
- Old School Boozy Rum Cake by Webicurean
- Individual Baked Alaskas by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Rainbow Jello by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake by Noshing with the Nolands
- Pineapple Bars by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Creamy Dairy Free Fresh Orange Julius With Coconut Milk by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Refrigerator Strawberry Cheesecake by There and Back Again
- Frozen Pineapple Upside-Down Cake by Juanita’s Cocina
- Boston Cream Pie by Gotta Get Baked
- Coca-Cola Cupcakes by Daily Dish Recipes
- Jello Poke Cake by Flour On My Face
- Devil’s Food Cake by Maroc Mama
- Bread Pudding with Pecans by Basic and Delicious
- Victoria Sponge Cake by The Lovely Pantry
- A Chocolate Twist on the Classic Japanese Strawberry Shortcake by Ninja Baking
- Post War Apple Pudding by My Cute Bride
- Layered Mini Chocolate Banana Cakes by Big Bears Wife
- Raspberry Jam Cakes by Pippis in the Kitchen Again
- Cocktail: Moscow Mule by Crazy by Crazy Foodie Stunts