Clarion West Week #6 Write-A-Thon And Wrap Up

Today we picked up our (cover your eyes Keetha) salmon from Salmon Guy. He did some work on our house and we got on his mailing list. Every summer he goes up to Alaska and fishes. Then he brings home the goodies and we have salmon for months.

4496 words this week. I finished a story. I didn’t submit it yet but will do so next week. I made all my writing goals and exceeded my money raising goals.

I think I’ve thanked everyone but HUGE! thanks again for supporting Clarion West. If you’ve got money burning a hole in your pocket and somehow managed to miss all my many informational posts on the matter, drop me a line and I will make sure you are parted with your money and Clarion West benefits.

Meanwhile, Innsmouth Free Press has posted a micro-interview with me to accompany my story Estelle Makes the Casino Run.

This is only a fraction of my mold collection. I’ve got Christmas tree molds and wreath molds. If you need to borrow some molds, get in touch with me.

Remember when I was going to do molded foods?

I know, it was a pretty brief project. It was more fun planning it than actually doing it.

Last week, I started a project to de-clutter my kitchen cupboards and within the first 3 minutes found this box of Cranberry Jello from when I was sick one time. And I remembered molded foods and quickly abandoned the de-clutter project in order to research the molded foods project.

Look at this article about Jello molded foods.

I decided my creative masterpiece would have berries and then a second layer of coconut milk.

Here are my assembled goods. See that bowl in the back with name? That has nothing to do with the molds. I bought chocolates but since Bob is a choco-fiend and I like to take my time, I divided the bag into 2 bowls and labeled mine. Then I ate half the bowl so Bob better watch out.

The molded foods aren’t ready to be unmolded yet so you’ll have to be in suspense until tomorrow.

The first thing I learned is that I made a s#*t-pile of molded food. I didn’t fully understand how much this was going to make. How much Jello are two people going to eat? I’m thinking one serving each and we’ll be just fine.

And it’s not like pie. If you tell your friend, “Oh, I made too much pie” that person will be at your front door 15 minutes later. If you tell someone you made too much Jello, they’re going say, “You’re kidding me, right?”

The second thing I learned is that it takes a lot of babysitting. I didn’t know how long it would take the first layer to firm up so I was checking it every 15 minutes. If you try this at home, you’ve got at least 90 minutes. Then the Jello will be syrupy and ready for the berries. I think the coconut layer is a disaster but we shall see. You don’t know if you don’t try.

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3 Responses to Clarion West Week #6 Write-A-Thon And Wrap Up

  1. Kira says:

    “You don’t know if you don’t try.”

    But you also don’t have semi congealed coconut milk if you don’t try. I’m interested to see how it turns out! 🙂

  2. Keetha says:

    I’m jealous of your salmon! We got some last week from the grocer and it wasn’t the usual kind we get (I’m ignorant about fish in general – I should educate myself). This fish had pin bones in it. Ugh. That wasn’t a lot of fun, pulling those little suckers out.

    Tonight we’re having bourbon roasted salmon. I’ll keep you posted.

    I love those molds. I have the same thing about tart pans. I don’t use them more than once or twice a year but I just love having them.

  3. Marvin says:

    Oh, I thought you said moldY foods. Hmm. Wow, you must have big cupboards to store all that mold. Those molds.

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