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Pink Cloud

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2012
This recipe has been our family's much-loved, always EXPECTED dish for special gatherings for nearly 40 years! We've affectionately dubbed it "Pink Stuff" and use strawberry gelatin. One comment was it was "gritty". Do NOT prepare gelatin with water as a remedy. Use DRY gelatin (powder). It probably turned out gritty because it wasn't refrigerated long enough...allow 1-2 hours for the gelatin to dissolve and for the salad to firm up without grit. (I wonder if it's possible that using a "past its date" gelatin or a non-Jello brand may cause grittiness? We always use Jello brand and have NEVER had a problem with "grit.") Add fresh sliced strawberries and blueberries to the recipe for a REAL yummy treat. Note: I have tried this with "you-whip-it" type toppings--both liquid and dry--and they wouldn't set up. We, too, have had people say they don't like cottage cheese but like this salad. It is debatable whether its a salad or a refreshing light dessert--more like an ambrosia. We have served it both ways. :-) Enjoy!
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Orange Gelatin Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2012
A variation of this recipe--which have we affectionately christened "Pink Stuff"--is a must for all our family get togethers. We use strawberry flavored gelatin mix (dry) and drained pineapple tidbits or drained crushed pineapple in place of mandarin oranges. We recently started adding fresh sliced strawberries and blueberries to it...pure bliss! This light salad/dessert goes well with a heavy meal. I serve it in an older Princess House ice bucket for that added splash of prettiness...tea cups/saucers also make a nice presentation! Quick, easy and so DELISH! Recommend using the thawed frozen whipped topping as the you-whip types of topping do not work for me.
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