Recipe for Eggnog Christmas Jell-O


    Eggnog Christmas Jell-O

    1 small box lemon gelatin
    1 cup boiling water
    1/4 cup cold water
    1/4 teaspoon rum extract
    3/4 cup dairy eggnog
    1 small box cherry gelatin
    1 small bottle maraschino cherries, drained (save juice)
    1 small can Mandarin oranges, drained
    1 cup boiling water

    Dissolve lemon gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Add 1/4 cup cold water and rum extract. Measure 3/4 cup gelatin mixture into medium bowl. Add eggnog. Pour mixture into 6-cup mold. Chill until set, about 25 minutes.

    Meanwhile, dissolve cherry gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Mix reserved cherry juice with water to equal 3/4 cup. Add to cherry gelatin along with cherries, oranges and leftover lemon gelatin. Carefully pour into mold over set gelatin. Chill until firm.

    Unmold and garnish with whole red candied cherries, cut in half, and green cherries, cut in quarters, to resemble leaves.