Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Orange Fluff Salad

Big Sissy brought home a recipe from her Great Grandma this past weekend.  She was anxious to try it and so we went to the store to buy ingredients to make it last night.  It's so yummy, creamy with bright orange flavor.

1 (12 oz.) container whipped topping (we bought an 8 oz. container)
1 (24 oz.) container small curd cottage cheese, (we bought a 16 oz. container)
1 (6 oz.) pkg.  or 2 (3 oz. pkgs.) orange flavored Jell-O gelatin
2 (11 oz.) cans mandarin oranges, drained (we only bought one)
1 small can crushed pineapple, well drained
1 cup  finely chopped nut meats or shredded coconut, optional

Put whipped topping in a large mixing bowl and add orange flavored gelatin; stir well.  Add cottage cheese and drained fruits, mixing all well.  You may serve right away or refrigerate to let flavors develop.

*As you may well have noticed in our little captions, we used different measurements, this was not intentional.  Maybe the recipe was written in a time when some products came with a little more to 'em (I can hardly believe that they'd sell an 8 oz. and 12 oz. Cool-whip being that they're so close in measure).  Other ingredients do come in larger quantity; this was just our shopping faux pas.


Flier389 said...

We use to have this every Thanksgiving. Except, my grand mother did it with Lime jello, and fruit cocktail.

Sure did bring back some fond memories.

GardenofDaisies said...

Isn't it fun when your kids want to help with the cooking? Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!