Monday Morning Inspiration
Today is my birthday ..33 baby!
Happy Birthday to everyone who is celebrating with me today! Today is a pretty special day, my birthday, uh huh, oh ya… I have included a recipe for “Birthday Cake Martinis” & “Rainbow Gelatin Orange Wedges”
“Birthday Cake Martinis”
- 1.5 ounces vanilla vodka
- 1.5 ounces cranberry juice
- 1/2 ounce champagne
Rim glass with Sprinkles (cake frosting helps to make them stick). Combine vodka and cranberry juice in an ice shaker, half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into glass. Top with Champagne. Drop in cherry. Enjoy!
“Rainbow Gelatin Orange Wedges”
- 9 small to medium oranges
- 6 (3 oz.) boxes gelatin, one in each of 6 colors (lemon, orange, strawberry, lime, berry blue, grape)
- Water to make gelatin
- Cut each orange in half. Remove orange sections, leaving the “cup” of rind. Continue until all 9 oranges have been cut in half and scooped out (so 18 orange cups are ready). Set orange cups in muffin tins to keep each upright. Set aside.
- Prepare six flavors of gelatin according to package directions, one at a time. With each flavor, fill 3 orange cups, filling up to the edge of the cup. Pour leftover gelatin into a food storage container and refrigerate to use as desired later. Repeat until all 6 flavors are made and all 18 orange cups are filled.
- Carefully place muffin tins into the refrigerator and chill at least 4 hours (overnight is better) until fully set.
- Remove each orange cup from the muffin tin and, using a sharp knife, slice into three wedges. Continue until all orange cups are sliced into colorful wedges. Place wedges on a serving platter in rainbow-color order (light to dark).
- Serve immediately, or return plate of wedges to the refrigerator until serving time.
- TIPS: I used an electric citrus juicer (the kind that easily juices lemon and orange halves) to make the orange cups, which made that step super quick — and with the added benefit that we ended up with awesome homemade orange juice too! Also, if you want more than 54 wedges, just use more oranges. You have plenty of leftover gelatin to fill them.
- IDEA: Use your choice of gelatin for special occasions or to coördinate with team or theme parties.
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