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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