Growing up, while my mother was inside cooking elegant meals, I was (alas) usually spending the day avoiding the kitchen by roaming the hills on my horse. But all wild young cowgirls eventually grow up, pick up the telephone and call their moms for that favorite recipe.
Now before you go making redneck jokes about jello salad, let me assure you that this is an elegant salad, with a somewhat tart and tropical taste that cleanses your palate while ingesting that heavy turkey, ham, or whatever else your holiday meal calls for. And in a pretty bowl, it looks lovely on the table. See?
So in case you can't read the recipe from the picture (and my scribbly handwriting) above - here it is again.
Mom's Jello Salad
One large package orange jello
One large package strawberry (or strawberry-banana) jello in
Two cups boiling water.
Add one large can frozen orange juice - stir until completely dissolved.
Add one 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple, with juice.
Add 2 small cans mandarin oranges, with juices.
Takes 4 hours to set-up.
Easy - peasy, huh? Enjoy this old recipe, and in a few days, we will celebrate the New Year of 2011 with something Bright. Shiny. and New on the blog! *jumps up and down in excitement*
Until then - Happy New Year, everyone!