Thursday, December 29, 2011

Grandma Frye's Jello Salad

Beth Frye is my Sweetheart's Grandma. She would make the follow dish each time her family got together. I guess they got together every Sunday for dinner. 
Per his request, I made it for him this Christmas at his request. I called his sister to get the recipe who served it at the annual family reunion 2 years ago. He took a bite and said, "This sure brings back a lot of memories."

Grandma Frye's Jello Salad
Source: Merris Hutchings
1 large box lime jello
1 small box orange jello
4 cups mini marshmallows
2 cups boiling water

1 8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise (Miracle Whip is the what the original calls for)
1 9 oz. can crushed pineapple
2 cups cool whip or whipped heavy whipping cream (the recipe calls for dream whip if you have it)

Make lime jello per directions on the box in a 9 x 13. Let it set in the frig. After green jello is set, mix and dissolve orange jello, marshmallows, and boiling water. Let cool to the consistency of eggs whites. While it is cooling, cream together cream cheese and mayonnaise until it is smooth. Add pineapple and whipped cream to cream cheese mixture and stir until smooth. Mix orange jello and cream cheese mixtures until well blended. Add to the top of the green jello. Let set. Serve.

I let it set overnight. It was firm by morning. As you can tell, I didn't blend as well as I could have.


Sue said...

I've had that jello, and it brings back memories for me, too!


Anonymous said...

Every Christmas my mom would make Grandma's Jello salad. She still makes it every holiday! Gees I miss her.

Anonymous said...

I miss grandmas jello salad. My mom still makes it all the time.