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October 20, 2015

COTTAGE CHEESE JELLO SALAD..A SOUTHERN CLASSIC

This my darlings, is a Southern Classic!
You can find this salad or dessert, if you prefer,
on any southern sideboard this side of the Mason-Dixon line!
It would be the first to go at the ladies luncheon, summer soirees
and yes, even at funerals! 
The great little thing about this yummy bit of fluffiness is
that you can make it any flavor you wish!
Mother always added mini-marshmallows to hers...
Learn this by heart lovies....
all good southern belles know how to make
the classic Cottage Cheese and Jello Salad! 



VINTAGE COTTAGE CHEESE JELLO SALAD
8-10 ounces of cottage cheese
1 carton of whipped topping
1 small package of jello (Lime, Orange or Strawberry)
1 large can of crushed pineapple, drained
1 -2 cans of Mandarin Oranges, drained

Mix together the cottage cheese and whipped topping. Add the jello and combine well. Then fold in your drained pineapple and mandarin oranges. Once all of the mixture has been blended well, pour into your serving bowl, cover and refrigerate until serving time.

14 comments:

  1. I grew up in the south but I don't believe I have ever made that. Moved away, got other ideas, I guess. But, I wrote the recipe down and yes, I will make it. After all, we southern gals have to stick together.

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    1. Oh you must try this Latane! Can't believe you missed this living in the beautiful Dixieland....hope you enjoy! Hugs!

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  2. Northerners know that one, too, and we just love it. Sometimes I toss in coconut and chopped pecans, too. Hmmmm... I may need to dust off the recipe and set it aside for Thanksgiving.

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    1. forgot to mention the maraschino cherries...perhaps the recipe is getting a bit muddy now. =D

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    2. Yes, of course the Yankees know this one Vee...I think of my darling Grandmother's, both from Ohio, everytime I serve this...and I agree....add some cherries coconut and pecans..it's all fab!!! Thanks for mentioning those tips! Lovely and light for the Thanksgiving dinner!

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  3. Hello, Now thanks so much as I needed this to add to my favorites. have always just enjoyed this when it has been served at parties and such. You my dear have a way with good old jello and cottage cheese!
    Yummy, and I think Vee had some good idea for add-ins.
    Hugs, Roxy

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    1. I would love to hear what you add to yours Roxy! Send us all a picture..hope you are having a lovely week...big hugs!

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  4. Can't believe I have never had this but it looks yummy! Have a great week.

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    1. Well, you simply must try this Katie...it's just delightful...wishing you a wonderful week also!

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  5. I love this stuff. LOL. I was the last one from the lunch room in grade school...because of cottage cheese..I hated it. But I love it this way. LOL Bless your heart, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Hey there Susie! I know, right? How do you make yours? I think I am going to make it with orange jello on the next go around...hugs for visiting today!

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  6. We love this cottage cheese jello salad. I've had it every way that Vee mentioned--Yummy! Thanks for reminding me of it as I haven't made it in a while. ♥

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  7. I have not made this in years. My kids used to LOVE it and I made it all the time. About time to make some for the grandkids here, Betsy. Thanks for the nudge! xo Diana

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  8. Wow! haven't thought of this in FOREVER!! My mom always used pistachio flavor. Bet the grandkids would love this one too.
    You don't by chance have the strawberry/banana jello salad that was topped with some type of cream cheese?? I remember it but can't find my mom's recipe...I know the babies would love that one

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