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Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Recipe for Summer

I'm feeling a little fifties retro today.  In honor of Anne's mother's childhood, how about a recipe for a jello salad?

This one comes from my mother and has always been a favorite of mine.  Enjoy!

Apricot Salad

2 pkgs. (small) apricot jello (can find at Kroger)
2 cups boiling water
2 cups cold water
2 large bananas, cut up
1 cup #2 (size) crushed pineapple, drained  (save juice for topping)
1 cup mini-marshmallows

Put bananas, pineapple and mini-marshmallows in bottom of medium-sized glass dish.  A covered glass bowl works well because it looks pretty to serve.  Prepare jello and pour on top.  Let set in refrigerator per directions.  Prepare topping when jello is set.


1 cup pineapple juice
1 egg slightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour

Cook this all together.  When thick take from stove and add one large package cream sheese.  Let cool.

  Whip one package Dream Whip per package directions.  Fold into topping.  Spread on jello.

Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.  It helps to have a lid for your casserole so some of the topping does not come off on your saran wrap!

ENJOY.  This is COOL and delicious.

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