Should desserts that center around a holiday be limited to those dates? Is that what makes the dessert special – the fact that you know you will only get the dessert once a year? Do the desserts add to the nostalgia of the holiday, creating memories for years to come? Would you want to eat Xmas shaped cookies in May? What if it were your absolute most favorite cookie? Would you make an exception in that case?
As I’ve mentioned before, I am equal opportunity celebrator of holidays if they include fun and tasty desserts. My daughter’s favorite springtime dessert are these jello eggs that I make for Easter. Unfortunately, these jello eggs require that I am at home for 7 hours straight. Each layer must be added precisely one hour after the preceding layer. If not, the layers will not adhere to each other and will fall apart when separating the molds. This year, I just couldn’t manage my time to make these on Easter. Is it wrong to be serving/eating these weeks after Easter has past? It doesn’t seem to bother my daughter at all. In fact, I’m grateful that she was understanding that I couldn’t get these done on Easter.