A little side note: Yes I know it is Thursday and this segment is called what’s cooking Wednesday. But yesterday I kept forgetting it was Wednesday. And then when I went to write this post I thought I lost my pictures. I looked through all of the SD cards and convinced myself that I had gone crazy and lost them. Then this morning, I was browsing through my pictures I have saved online and VOILA! They appeared here waiting for me to write this post the whole time! I blame this on the time change and Mommy brain.
Here it is! The long awaited Fruit Salad recipe to go with my quiches. My hubby and kids love this super simple recipe.
1 20oz can pineapple; crushed
2 small cans mandarin oranges or 1 large can
1 pkg. strawberry jello
1 tub cool whip or homemade whipped cream
2 cups cottage cheese
Combine the cottage cheese, jello and fruit. Mix together.
I usually make homemade whipped cream by beating 1 1/2 cups heavy cream with a tbs of sugar and 2 tsp vanilla. This is why my fruit salad takes a little longer.
Add either cool whip or homemade whipped cream to cottage cheese mix and fold in gently. Refrigerate for a couple of hours and then serve chilled.
You can add a little bit of nuts. I used to do this but got away from it when my son started eating it because he hates nuts. But honestly, nobody
notices complains about them not being in there.
There you have it folks, simple, easy and yummy! This would make a great side dish to that ham you are planning on fixing for Easter.