Recently, I was asked to speak about the career of graphic design and illustration. While looking for some early work to show my path, I came across one of the first illustrations created when I became a free-lance illustrator in New York. This fine fat turkey came with a coupon so that cooks across America could make many-a gelatin mold to woo the Thanksgiving guests. As I examined this friendly fellow, I began to remember a favorite Jell-O recipe that a family friend used to make for holiday dinners. It was lovingly known as “Green Stuff.” But alas, over the years, as our gelatin recipes began to be replaced with more natural farm-to-table offerings, I realized that my own children had missed out on the joy of plopping a big pile of pastel lime-green goodness on their holiday plates.
Oh yes! I do remember that green jello. And we had all those little marshmallows on top and canned fruit inside. Does it jiggle and jiggle inside us, I wondered!
I must say, it was not the favorite dish of the group around your table! Sigh.