I teach English to adult immigrants and refugees. Many of them are working toward US citizenship. I am so proud of them and grateful to be their “Teacher Nancy”.
I wanted to do something fun to teach my class about the happy American holiday–the 4th of July. So we played our national anthem and went to work.
Oh, how my international students enjoyed this thoroughly American project.
As in: a small box of Jello (3 oz. box) will call for one cup boiling water and one cup cold water. Cancel the
cold water and replace it with applesauce. Super simple, right?! The larger box (6 oz. box) calls for two cups of boiling water and two cups of cold water; simply replace the two cups of cold water with the same amount of applesauce. [See note in Step #3 if you use a larger pan.}
So here you go for a thoroughly American 4th of July Jello:
Choose the red Jello/gelatin flavor of your preference. For the flag Jello, use a 6 oz. package of Jello, and stir in two cups of boiling water until the powder dissolves .
Next stir in two cups of applesauce (I use no-sugar added).
NOT ONE SPECK OF COLD WATER ANYWHERE–only applesauce.
Pour the mixture into an oblong pan and put it in the refrigerator until it gels.
And now the fun begins!
Place a handful of fresh blueberries over a a thin rectangular layer of whipped topping in the upper lefthand corner.
Use whipped topping to create the white stripes on the flag. I had just used a Mother’s Day Amazon gift card to buy a Wilton Decorating set; the star tip was perfect for piping the stripes.
And there you have it: Isn’t it beautiful?