If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Well, I tried the orange juice gelatin again only this time I used half the amount of orange juice, a box of Jello and a can of mandarin oranges. And this time it turned out just the way I wanted it to. Only I haven't quite mastered how long to wait before adding the fruit so it won't float to the top.
On a side note: I must admit, I've very concerned. When I went to Safeway to buy the box of Jello, they had cut their Jello stock in half! They no longer have generic brands of Jello, hardly any of the small boxes, and only a limited selection of the large boxes. The extra shelving was filled with pre-made Jello cups and pudding cups. What's the world coming too?!? Don't people ever want to make Jello anymore in molds? Or make Jello cakes? Or any of the other wonderful recipes involving boxes of Jello mix? I'm afraid boxes of Jello will soon become one of those hard to find novelties, like Junket, Sprite in a bottle and carbon paper. I guess I'd better stock up. T