Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Orange Jello Salad

While I was looking through Mom's cookbook yesterday, I noticed her little notes that were tagged along with most of the recipes...."serve this with such-n-such for a light summer meal"...or "this makes alot and is easy for company"....or "this is great to take along as a side dish for a crowd." Trust me, she knew I needed all the help I could get! I think she was more than a bit worried for my sweet Hubbie when we first got married!

So, today we have a funeral and service afterwards for one of our church family. One of things I needed to do was to prepare "a side dish large enough for a crowd." Hmm...thanks, Mom.

This jello salad has been used at many a holiday gathering for our family through the years. While I'm not a huge pineapple fan, I would eat this just for the yummy topping! Making it yesterday brought back a lot of good memories.

Orange Jello Salad
2 small packs orange jello
2 cups boiling water
1 small can frozen orange juice concentrate
(I could not find small cans, so I used half of the large one)
1 medium can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 can mandarin oranges, undrained
1 package lemon instant pudding
1 cup milk
1 package Dream Whip

Mix jello, water, juice, pineapple and oranges. Chill till firm. When firm, mix lemon instant pudding and 1 cup milk in one bowl. Prepare Dream whip according to package directions in a separate, medium size bowl. Combine pudding mixture and Dream whip and mix well with spoon. Spread over the jello. (I remember this sometimes being sprinkle with pecan pieces but she didn't include that.) Chill until serving.

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