I remember being younger (not going to age myself here) and watching my grandma cook in the kitchen. I mostly remember her frying pretty much everything in a frying pan. From steak, to chicken (bone in of course) to pork chops. But I remember her fruit salad pretty well too. Craig loves this fruit salad and so when I make it, it tends to take me back in time.
My grandma may have used different ingredients, but just eating this somehow reminds me of her! And that’s not such a bad thing!
This is a simple, fun side dish or dessert to have for the family. Summer is coming up you could bring it along for a picnic!
1 8oz tub of Cool Whip (I used Lite – no need to tell Craig)
1 box of Strawberry Jello mix (use whatever flavor you like) (the small box – I believe 40z)
1 can of Fruit Cocktail
1 can of Mandarins (I use a small can of these)
1 16 oz container of Small Curd Cottage Cheese (I used Fat Free – again, no need to tell Craig)
In a large bowl, mix the cottage cheese with the box of jello. Add both cans of fruit and mix well. Add the entire tub of cool whip and combine well. You can serve right away or let it settle in the fridge for a bit.
As I said, there is nothing hard about about this at all. Sometimes it’s just fun to post something that puts a smile on your face for a special reason. This is just a fun thing to make that puts good memories in my mind. And when you miss someone, those memories are awesome to have come frequently!
What do you make that brings you back to your childhood?
Patricia – Two Girls Cooking
Never forget where you came from. The past is where you came from, but you make yourself who you decide to be.