Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Goopy Jell-O Salad

My friend Shauna came over for Easter dinner (as her family was out of town) and I asked her to bring this as a side. We LOVED it. I had had it before and I knew I liked it, but I wanted to try it out on my kids and my husband (and my hubby is weird about putting things in his Jell-O). It was licked clean. The kids ate all their dinner so they could have more of this.
I thought with BBQ season coming upon us, this might be a good recipe to put OUT THERE so you can all have something refreshing and delightful (and easy-to-make) to take to a BBQ. Thanks Shauna!

8 oz. container cool whip (can use light)
1 box orange jell-o (can use sugar free)
16 oz. container cottage cheese (can use low fat)
1 15-oz. can mandarin oranges, drained and segments cut in 1/2

1. Mix cool whip and jell-o together, add in cottage cheese and then oranges.
2. Put in nice serving bowl. Let set in refrigerator for 15-30 minutes (although it is ready almost immediately).
3. Serve and enjoy!

variations: the options are endless; here are a few...
Add sliced strawberries with strawberry jell-o
Add raspberries with raspberry jell-o
Add sliced strawberries and sliced kiwi with strawberry jell-o
Add crushed pineapple with lime jell-o

1 comment:

The Mac's said...

I made this same salad...except I put crushed pineapple in it, and I dont cut up the mandarin oranges. My family loves this! My kids eat it really well but, I dont think your family liked it.I brought it to a family gathering a while ago... or maybe there were just too many other things to fill up on :) Miss ya! oh ya....GREAT job on the tee-pee