attempted another pineapple in emerald wreath for a dinner party at strangers' house. take away rule: do not experiment on a dish for people you don't know! luckily, these strangers, with their beautiful restored 50 yr old stove and fridge, were impressed with the concept of jello mold enough to be forgiving of the actual dish.
1. grapes floated to what is actually the bottom of jello.
2. jello did not fill mold and, thus, had to travel 2 inches from mold to plate, thus collapsing said mold.
3. twenty minute non-air conditioned car ride heated jello, further contributing to collapse.
by the time the jello was served, it was a green puddle with bits of grapes and pineapples floating about. ew.