kathy jo's StoryOur 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.
pineapple tidbits (dranned and keep juice) 20 oz
mandarin oranges (small)
orange pineapple jello (small)
french vanilla pudding mix (small)
8oz cool whip
1drain oranges and toss juice.
drain pineapple and save juice.
thaw cool whip.
2In bowl, put pineapple juice, jello and pudding- mix. Then add fruit and fold. Add cool whip, mix, then fold in mini marshmallows.
3Put in serving bowl and chill, about 2 to 3 hours
About this Recipe
Straw's Kitchen GrandsBest - 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!!
Emily Fields Johnson auntiem1964 - Jul 11, 2012
Great backstory. Salad sounds good too! :)
Bea L. BeachChic - Jul 11, 2012
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.
kathy jo cullum kjrusty - Jul 12, 2012
Hope you enjoy it Debby.