Mama's Seafoam Salad

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Cooking Method: Stove Top


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.)

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Kathleen Hagood Recipe
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Gorman, TX (pop. 1,083)
Member Since Jul 2010
Kathleen's notes for this recipe:
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.
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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.)
In a separate bowl, add pineapple, cottage cheese, mayonnaise, and Eagle Brand milk, and nuts and mix together with electric mixer.
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.
This gets even better as it sits a couple of days and the flavors meld. Ahh, the memories.

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user Kathleen Hagood Nature_Mommie - Sep 17, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Stephanie Dodd skeen - Sep 17, 2011
OMG; right up my alley. I love jello recipes and love lime! Thanks so much.
user Kathleen Hagood Nature_Mommie - Sep 17, 2011
Stephanie, you are so welcome. I have been reliving my childhood since posting it. I have to get the ingredients and make it soon. I will be sure and post a picture then.
user Kathleen Hagood Nature_Mommie - Sep 17, 2011
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user Esther Hardman hadassah45 - Sep 17, 2011
This is the classic LDS (as in church) jello salad. If you put 5 Mormons together, someone is going to bring this salad and you will get four funeral potato dishes.

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