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Celebrating July 4th with Fostoria American

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Celebrating July 4th with Fostoria American

What could be better than to celebrate an American holiday with a product that was made in America years ago?  July 4th does not always have to be centered around paper plates.  This patriotic dessert was served in Fostoria dessert dishes – the “American” pattern, and quite appropriate for July 4th.

Why not serve your refreshments in a dish worthy of the red, white and blue?

I still aCelebrating July 4th with Fostoria American - Jell-om not sure how something so simple can turn into something so exquisitely beautiful, but it does.  Take one box of blue-flavored Jell-O and pour the finished product into four Fostoria American dessert dishes.  The end result is a refreshing and simple dessert that looks “berry” patriotic.  The color is big, bold and beautiful.

Adding a layer of Cool Whip to the top changes the color even further.  Every time you take a bite, you are mesmerized by the beauty.  The cube design of the Fostoria American dish gives the illusion of different shades and colors – all depending on your light source.   Very pretty.

Here’s a great Jell-O idea for serving the little ones …

Celebrating July 4th with Fostoria American - eatingWhile I don’t recommend serving these dishes to small children, adults will relish in the gesture.   We all know that July 4th is focused around fireworks, picnics, and fun activities outdoors; however, that does not mean everything has to be served on paper dishes and in plastic cups.  Nothing is more patriotic that serving a berry-blue classic dessert like Jell-O in an American-made dish.

The American line of dishes are highly sought after.  Most people have them in storage or on display, or tucked safely in a closet somewhere.  You need to take one of these beauties out for a spin every now and then.  They are too gorgeous not to.  How else can you admire the beauty and workmanship of this by-gone era?

No matter what Fostoria dessert dish you use – the end result is super simple and super beautiful!  Mix your recipe up with strawberries and/or raspberries, red/white/blue sprinkles, Cool Whip and Jell-O.  Anything red, white or blue in color will turn these empty Fostoria American crystal dishes into a patriotic masterpiece.

Use your imagination to come up with a simple and beautiful dessert for your family.  I used only minimal ingredients, with no cooking or baking.  It’s cool and refreshing – all things needed on a hot summer day.  The moral of this story is – simple can be beautiful.

If you would like to learn more about the Fostoria American glassware pattern, please visit my other blog – FostoriaAmerican2056.com.  I always enjoy chatting with other vintage glass collectors or enthusiasts.

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