Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tasty Tuesday - Granny's Orange Salad

Today, I'd like to share with you an old family favorite from my Granny's table. Granny loved to entertain, and people loved to come to her house for dinner. She just made you feel like you were her most special guest ever.

When Granny had company, she always had at least two main dishes - just in case her guests didn't like one thing, there'd be another choice. When chided about making so much food, she'd always say that she wouldn't have to cook the rest of the week. She could just eat leftovers - or "leave-overs" as she called them. In reality, most of those "leave-overs" made their way into her guests hands as they were leaving.

She lived in a humble little home, and she had a little bit of a clutter problem, yet you always felt comfortable and "at home" at her place. Practicing hospitality even if you don't have the best of everything was her example to me.

This pictures was taken in the 70's at a family picnic.

Here is one of her favorite things to serve:


1 pkg. Orange Jello

1 small can crushed pineapple, drained

1 small can mandarin oranges, drained

1 small carton Cool Whip

1 small carton cottage cheese (small curd)

Fruit should be thoroughly drained. Mix dry jello mix with cottage cheese and fruit. Add Cool Whip, then chill.

The salad tasted even better the second day.

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shopannies said...

this sounds delicious thanks for sharing

Smelling Coffee said...

Hi~ My grandmother made this, too - and so do we! We also use green jello in place of the orange. :-)

Krisi and Adam said...

Oh... I love this recipe - my grandma makes it for me.

As to your question about chickaloni the chicken is cooked - shredded and then mixed in with the rest.

Ground beef cooking for the freezer is posted for WFMW and TIT.

Sherry said...

This sounds delish! I love mandarins! :D

Mrs. C said...

My grandma used to make this, too. It is good. Your grandma sounds so sweet making extra dishes for everyone like that.

Anonymous said...

Is there a way I can high jack this photo? Would you believe that I don't have any of her. I forgot about this salad, oh sweet memories.....