Trifextra: Week Ninety-Five ~ SO MANY DISHES



“What’s wrong now, Ethel?”
“I’ve thought, thought and thought, Cheryl, but I can’t decide what to bring for my Thanksgiving side dish.”
“As long as it’s not your lime Jell-O with marshmallows, Ethel.”


The dish, pictured above, actually existed… Thanksgiving 2009… My son-in-law Steve insisted on making it.  I don’t know if he got the recipe from Ethel.  I think he ate most of it.


Trifectra’s Editors issued this decree:

This weekend, writers, it’s up to you. We want you to choose a word and use it three times in your 33 words. However, it must be either a verb, noun or adjective and the form of the word cannot change, it must appear exactly the same three times. Please highlight your chosen word in your piece before linking up.

20 responses

  1. I love Ethel and Cheryl.

  2. Ick…I really dislike Jell-o. Leaves more for Ethel!

  3. Such a Newfie dish. Sometimes they would drop in the canned mixed fruit. I like it.

  4. These two need their own TV show. Perhaps not a cooking one, though. Thanks for linking up!

  5. I think every family has at least one of those “treasured” holiday recipes.

  6. Never fancied lime green anything, but I’d probably try it out just cause you said marshmallows 😛

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  8. This did make hungry … (or maybe not)…

  9. I love it, ours was orange jello and mandarine oranges plus , so bad that you
    never forget

  10. I was laughing already at the photo, Ted!
    This is why I haven’t been home for Thanksgiving in 30 years. lol
    Ethel & Cheryl < 3

  11. I inherited my grandma’s recipe box. She had a whole section devoted to jello, including a recipe for “Under the Sea” jello salad. We really don’t want to go there, do we? 😉

    A very fun 33 words, Ted!

  12. Ha. My mom used to make orange jello with grated carrots and crushed pineapple. I always hated it, and yet Thanksgiving without it isn’t Thanksgiving.

  13. I actually like lime jello with marshmellows. Or maybe it’s orange with pineapple. I can’t remember. I haven’t joined a Thanksgiving dinner for many years. lol. Love the photo and I had to read it again to even realize “thought” was your word. duh. Brilliant.

  14. I was just at the store tonight buying ingredients for my family’s weird jello “salad” dish for Thanksgiving. Great post!

  15. This is hilarious–especially with the follow-up info. Why does lime jello even exist? I guess it’s ok for jello shots. 🙂

  16. Cheryl should have told Ethel marshmallows are only used in hot chocolate and roasting on a stick around a campfire! Thanks for the chuckle Ted!

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