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.