Kathleen Hagood Recipe

Mama's Seafoam Salad

By Kathleen Hagood Nature_Mommie


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Method:
Stove Top
Comments:

Oh my gosh, I love this salad. My mother would make it for holidays, and as far as I was concerned, it was so good, it could be dessert. There is something wonderful about the smoothness of the jello with the bite of the cottage cheese and the crunch of the pecans. When I eat it today, it takes me back . . .

My mother's notes on this recipe say, from Mabel Graham through the JAC Wive's Club.

Ingredients

2 box
small packages lime flavored jello (also good with strawberry though mama made lime.)
2 c
hot water
1 c
cold water
2 c
crushed pineapple, drained
1 c
small curd cottage cheese
1 c
mayonnaise (not miracle whip)
1 can(s)
eagle brand, sweetened condensed milk
1 c
nuts (mama used pecans.)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Dissolve jello in hot water. Add cold water and let cool in refrigerator until it thickens to a stiff syrup. (Really watch the jello to be sure that it doesn't set up. Mine turned to a syrup consistency in around an hour or maybe a little over an hour.)
2
In a separate bowl, add pineapple, cottage cheese, mayonnaise, and Eagle Brand milk, and nuts and mix together with electric mixer.
3
As soon as the jello begins to thicken, whip it well, and then add the other ingredients to the jello and mix well. Lightly grease (with spray) an 11X13 glass baking dish and pour in the jello mixture. Let set up at least 24 hours before serving. Cut into squares like brownies.
4
This gets even better as it sits a couple of days and the flavors meld. Ahh, the memories.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Gelatin Salads
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Mom Made It Best

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28 Comments

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Kathleen Hagood Nature_Mommie
Apr 4, 2014
Haha. Melissa Davis, I am so glad you found the recipe you were looking for.
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Melissa Davis melissasdavis
Feb 15, 2014
My sister-n-law has made this over the years. I've asked several times for the recipe but she said it was a family recipe and would not give to me. :(. Sooooo glad I spotted this recipe! It's exactly like the one she makes. Yay! Now I can make it for my family.
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Melissa Davis melissasdavis
Feb 15, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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Kathleen Hagood Nature_Mommie
Jun 25, 2012
You are welcome, Tammy. It's a good salad, and should be easily adaptable since it already uses cottage cheese and no cream cheese. Please let me know how you adjust the recipe and how it turns out as I am decreasing my own sugar intake. I am not sure what to do about the Eagle Brand condensed milk.
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Tammy Castleberry gadgetgirl66
Jun 25, 2012
I Have just started eating jello salads in the last year. You'd think at almost 46 that I would have eaten them growing up. Being diabetic, I am always looking for ways to lower sugar and add protein to my food. With these jello salads I use sugarfree jello, fruit packed in its own juice or with splenda and I like to add neufchatel rather than creamcheese. I also love adding small curd cottage cheese that's been blended and pecan pieces for protein and substance. A salad like this will be great with sliced rotisserie chicken and a good potato roll. Thanks for posting this one!