"Funeral Salad"

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 12
Prep Time:
Cooking Method: Refrigerate/Freeze


1 can(s) pineapple tidbits (dranned and keep juice) 20 oz
1 can(s) mandarin oranges (small)
1 box orange pineapple jello (small)
1 box french vanilla pudding mix (small)
1 8oz cool whip
1 c mini marshmallows

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kathy jo cullum Recipe
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moundsville, WV (pop. 9,318)
Member Since Jul 2012
kathy jo's notes for this recipe:
Our church has dinners for this, that and funerals. While my Mother was still alive, the church would always call her when they needed salads (etc.) I found this recipe and after that, that's all they wanted. There really wasn't a name for it (other than "make that salad"), so the next call was for a funeral, there came the name, "funeral salad". When my Mother went to heaven, and we where having the dinner, I made this salad, cause know one else would. It was the last laugh for my Mom, cause she said no one would make it for Her.
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drain oranges and toss juice.
drain pineapple and save juice.
thaw cool whip.
In bowl, put pineapple juice, jello and pudding- mix. Then add fruit and fold. Add cool whip, mix, then fold in mini marshmallows.
Put in serving bowl and chill, about 2 to 3 hours

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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Jul 11, 2012
I have been making this for years and years.....now everytime I make it I will think of a funeral.
I do not "drain oranges and toss juice"...I drink the juice!!
user Emily Fields Johnson auntiem1964 - Jul 11, 2012
Great backstory. Salad sounds good too! :)
user Bea L. BeachChic - Jul 11, 2012
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user Debby Nelson annazzassi - Jul 11, 2012
This salad sounds wonderful - I won't wait for a funeral to try it. Thanks so much for sharing and thank you Kathy's momma.
user kathy jo cullum kjrusty - Jul 12, 2012
Hope you enjoy it Debby.

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