Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Cottage Cheese Jello Salad Doesn't Look Like This

Charlie is waxing nostalgic for a Jell-O salad his mother used to make. Fortunately, I know where to go for such things: a church ladies cookbook. I found several in one my own church put out a few years ago, and mixed them up, depending on what ingredients I had in the pantry.

I made it, we ate it, we (and, more importantly, since I made it for him, Charlie) liked it.

When I took a picture of it, though, it came out looking yellow instead of pinky-orange, which it was, so I colored the picture.


It was a little unset, and I don't know why. Maybe it was the juice, which I drained, but maybe not enough? It was good, anyway.

Cottage Cheese Jell-O Salad All Messed Up


  • 3 oz package Jell-O (I used orange)
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cottage cheese (maybe I should have drained this)
  • can of fruit, drained (I used cocktail fruit mix)
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries, cut up (I used less, since there were some in the mix)
  • 1 container Cool Whip (I whipped cream, since I had some)
Put Jell-O and sugar in boiling water. Stir until dissolved. Set aside until cool. Add cottage cheese, fruit, nuts, and cherries. Stir in the whipped cream. Mix gently but well. Chill.

He asked for something similar for his upcoming birthday. When I complained about how sloppy it turned out, he quoted my grandfather: That don't hurt the eatin' of it.


3 comments:

Cerebrations.biz said...

Both because of the ingredient list- and it's appearance- I am certain this won't make it to my kitchen.

Holly Jahangiri said...

Pretty much the same here!

Marian Allen said...

It actually looked much better. MUCH better. My photo and photo manipulation skillz are ... let us say "weak".