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Fells Neighborhood The Fells neighborhood block party has been an annual tradition since 1997. In a world that has changed radically since then, the block party has remained proverbially frozen in time. Caroline Johnson Hodge, mother of two and Professor of History of Early Christianity at the food & wine "everyone brings something to share" 174 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 BLOCK PARTY LAYERED JELL-O Pat Herlinger INSTRUCTIONS (read all instructions before beginning) Grease a 9" x 13" pan. Pour a layer of Jell-O into the pan and put it into the refrigerator until firm, but not fully set. Take the pan out and add a milk layer. Put back into the refrigerator until this layer gels. Continue, alternating Jell-O layers and milk layers until pan is filled, allowing some room below the rim. Set a timer to remind yourself to check the pan. You'll find that the first layers take longer (maybe 15 to 20 minutes) to gel than the last ones (maybe 3 to 5 minutes). JELL-O LAYERS 4 three-oz. boxes of Jell-O (your choice of color and flavor) 2 cups tap water 4 cups hot water 4 Tbsp. Knox unflavored gelatin n Put each package of Jell-O in a separate bowl. Add 1 cup of hot water to each bowl. Stir until dissolved. n Meanwhile, pour 4 Tbsp. gelatin into 2 cups tap water and let stand until dissolved. n Stir the gelatin/tap water mixture. Then add 1/2 cup of that mixture to each bowl of Jell-O. Mix well. Let stand until cool and needed. MILK LAYERS 2 Tbsp. Knox unflavored gelatin 1 ∕2 cup tap water 1 1 ∕2 cup hot water 14-oz. can Borden's sweetened condensed milk n Pour 2 Tbsp. gelatin into tap water and let it stand until dissolved. n Add 1 cup hot water. n Add condensed milk, stirring with a whisk until mixed and dissolved. n Pour into three same-size glasses. Let stand until cool and needed. B O B H E R L I N G E R 170-179_WWMb14_foodwine_block parties_v3_WellesleyWeston Magazine 4/25/14 12:23 PM Page 174