Springtime Strawberry Gelatin Salad
2 .60-ounce packages of sugarfree strawberry Jello gelatin
4 cups boiling water
1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
2 peeled oranges, each segment cut into 3 bite-size pieces
1 liter bottle (4 cups) 0-calorie strawberry-flavored carbonated water
1. Place both boxes of gelatin into a large serving dish. I used the largest of my four nested Pyrex bowls which holds just over 2 quarts.
2. Measure 4 cups of water into a 4-cup capacity Pyrex glass measuring cup. Heat the cup in the microwave on high until the water boils, about 10-11 minutes depending on how powerful your microwave is. While you wait for the water to boil, prepare the strawberries and oranges.
3. When you can see that the water is boiling, remove (use an oven mitt or potholder!) and pour over the dry gelatin. Stir for 2 minutes, then add the bottle of strawberry water cooler. The mixture will foam up temporarily. Add the fruit and stir well. Cover and place in the refrigerator to set, at least 2 hours for a firm set.
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