My Grandma's were both fabulous cooks. Back in the day when food was made
from scratch, brownies didn't come from a box and potatoes were peeled and mashed.....homemade is my favorite. My Grandma McQueen loved her "jello". She made this jello salad to
every family dinner she came to, and her pan always left empty. Its one of my favorite salads ever!
She never wrote her recipes down, they were all stored up in her head...BUT after some chatting with my mom this is pretty close to what Grandma made, and after tasting it, I think we hit the nail on the head!
Grandma McQueen's Famous Lemon Jello Salad
1 (6 oz) box Lemon Jello
Mix jello up according to package directions, set aside.
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple WELL DRAINED
1 c. cottage cheese
1/2 c. chopped pecans
Add the pineapple, cottage cheese and pecans to mixed jello. Place in the refrigerator for 8 hours to set. Top the jello recipe below:
8 oz. whipped topping
4 oz. softened cream cheese
1/4 c. powdered sugar
Combine powdered sugar and cream cheese. Beat until mixed and there are no lumps. Add whipped topping. Whip until combined. Top jello salad. Serve.
*Grandma didn't usually put a topping on....but I like it better WITH the topping.