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by: Mary Bentley
Georgia Recipe Manager
LUSCIOUS GREEN STUFF
Visiting our grandparents was always high on the list of “to-do” items when we were growing up. With both parents in the teaching profession, we had most holidays and summers free to do things as a family. Mother’s parents lived in Friendship, TN, a little town in the western part of the state, and Daddy’s were in Matlacha, FL deep in the southern part of that state. It was common for us to pack our things to go for an extended visit with either grandparents.
Whenever we went to Friendship, the stay usually consisted of an unending string of meals at many relatives’ homes. This gave everyone a chance to visit with one another, and to enjoy the fellowship of family. There was always an abundance of home-grown food as well as handed down recipes prepared for these gatherings.
Congealed salads were usually a part of the meal, and it was common to have my grandmother’s oft-requested concoction, Luscious Green Stuff. I think it was my cousin who gave it that name, and it aptly described how most of us felt when it was brought to the table! The happy memory of those visits with relatives returns whenever I make this salad.
LUSCIOUS GREEN STUFF
1 small pkg. lime gelatin
1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained (save juice)
2 c. miniature marshmallows
8 oz. small curd cottage cheese
1 c. whipped cream (or frozen whipped topping)
Chopped pecans (optional)
To the saved pineapple juice, add enough hot water to make 2 cups. In a saucepan, pour this juice over the gelatin and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add miniature marshmallows. Stir to melt the marshmallows completely. Place the jello/marshmallow mixture in the refrigerator to cool until it begins to congeal. Remove from the refrigerator, stir in the drained pineapple, cottage cheese, and whipping cream (nuts, if desired). Return to the refrigerator to congeal completely.
GOOD FOOD…”Good for the Soul”
From Miss Mary’s Kitchen Recipes available at her blogsite – http://frommissmaryskitchen.blogspot.com/
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