I was on the phone with my sister when I was making this the other day, and she laughed. I asked her what was so funny. She lives in Buffalo, New York, where there aren't very many Mormons. Therefore, there isn't very much jello hanging around. It's this weird phenomenon - where you have Mormons, you're gonna have jello. She said that, when people she works with over there find out she's a Mormon, they all say stuff about jello to her. "Oh, so you must make a lot of jello..." She and this one dude were in a little joking tiff about something or other, and he goes, "So what are you going to do to me - make me some jello?" I thought it was funny.
This recipe involves my favorite thing in the world - coke.
Cherry Coke Jello Salad
1 (15 oz) can dark bing cherries, cut in half
1 (15 oz) can crushed pineapple
2 (3 oz) packages of cherry jello
1 (12 oz) can coke
Drain juices from the fruit into a large saucepan. Heat them until they simmer. Dissolve the jello in the juice, mixing well. Add cola and fruit, stirring well. Pour into a pretty large dish - I had to use my casserole dish for this.