Orange Fluff Jello Salad

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Orange Fluff Jello Salad - Marty's Musings 

Do you find that food triggers memories for you?

I can remember the smell of lunch cooking as a kid when we walked in from Sunday church. My mom always made sure there was a home cooked meal waiting for us.

After I grew up and started a family of my own my mom would have all of us over for family get togethers.

We all squished into my parents’ small dining room with our contributions to the meal all crammed into her small kitchen. 

She would set out the good china and glasses, with plastic plates for the grandkids.

My mom would make our favorite chicken and chipped beef for birthdays and holidays and a favorite Pistachio Fluff Salad (which was more like a dessert) on the side.

When I got married this Orange Fluff Jello Salad was one of the first recipes I requested. Known only to me as “Orange Salad,” this dish didn’t have a fancy title or special ingredients.

Pistachio Fluff Salad

Just a taste from my mama’s kitchen, made with love and handed down through the years. 

After she passed away I discovered her handmade recipe book, filled with clippings from the newspaper and notes written in her shaky handwriting.

 Orange Fluff Jello Salad - Marty's Musings

Usually on Mother’s Day the last thing I want to do is cook, but this year my soon to be married son Joshua is coming home Saturday to spend a few hours with his family.

It will be my joy to cook for him and the rest of our family, as a way to remember my mom and the bond that is created through the hospitality of sharing a meal together.

Orange Fluff Jello Salad - Marty's Musings

 What is your favorite family memory surrounding a meal shared together?

Orange Fluff Jello Salad
Made with cottage cheese, jello, canned fruit and whipped topping, this dish makes a delightful accompaniment for a meal.
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Ingredients
  1. 12 oz carton cottage cheese
  2. 2 3-oz. pkgs orange jello
  3. 20 oz. crushed pineapple (drained)
  4. 11 oz can mandarin oranges (drained)
  5. 12 oz carton whipped topping
Instructions
  1. Stir together cottage cheese and jello.
  2. Add drained pineapple and oranges and mix together.
  3. Fold whipped topping into mixture.
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  1. Cindy says:

    My Mom makes this too!! All of the grandchildren love it! In fact, I think it’s been served at all of their wedding receptions. 🙂
    Love you! Cindy

    • Marty Walden says:

      We love this easy recipe and it brings back such fond memories! Kids especially love it, Cindy!

  2. Barbara Yolken says:

    This recipe brings back memories. My friends and I used to make this for bridal showers and brunches . You have encouraged me to make this again! Thanks!

    • Marty Walden says:

      Hi, Barbara! I’m so glad you rediscovered this recipe! It’s definitely an old favorite from my childhood! Have a great weekend!

  3. I bought the ingredients to make this last week at the grocery store. It’s on my to-do list for today. I love it for breakfast and dessert!

  4. Scarlett says:

    This recipe has also been passed down in my family! For some reason, it’s always on the Thanksgiving table! I always look forward to it

    • Marty Walden says:

      That’s so sweet, Scarlett. I love recipes that are more than just food, but memories wrapped up in deliciousness!

  5. linda says:

    Our family memories, of my mother: Is her homemade noodles, Thank you for sharing

  6. Jackie says:

    My mom still makes this, especially when any of us are returning from somewhere or coming home for a holiday. We’ve always called it “Orange Stuff” and the funny thing is, my son Josh is also “of an age” but he can’t seem to get a ring on the girl’s finger, though we all know, including the girl, that it’s pretty much a done deal. My sister will doubtless giver her a shower; I wonder if she’ll serve Orange Stuff……

    • Marty Walden says:

      Love this, Jackie! We called it “Orange Stuff” too and then there was the “Green Stuff” (Watergate Salad or Pistachio Fluff on my blog!) It’s a great family recipe.

  7. Pl says:

    do u use instant jello or regular jello

    • Marty Walden says:

      Sorry to be late getting back to you. I just use the regular jello. I’m not sure how it would taste with the instant. Enjoy! Marty

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