Thursday, May 16, 2013

Jello Dessert

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SON, DAVE!!
(Our 9# 8 ozs. baby..and our last one)
We celebrate YOU today Sonshine! 


This is a yummy, creamy, fluffy and fantastic dish from my mom's recipe files. 

It was something special she made for us, on occasion, growing up. 

It's also in my cookbook.  I remember well...this was the dish I made when I held my first 'home party' (Tupperware) back in the day...so long ago.  

You'll love this.  The melted marsh(a)mallows ;-} add a smooth texture, and the cream cheese and mayonnaise make it nice and creamy.

We have enjoyed it with all flavors of red jello - it's your choice. Serve it as a salad or even a dessert. 

(You know, when I was a kid, jello was a dessert and we didn't get something baked every day)

It also makes a large batch, so feel free to cut the recipe in half for a smaller family. I've made it by hand, and also, using a mixer.  I think the mixer just
makes it fluffier and feels good in my mouth! 

Eat up!



JELLO DESSERT

16 large marshmallows
1 c. milk
1 (6 ozs) box dry (sugar-free) red jello (6 serving size)
1 (8 ozs.) box cream cheese, softened
1 (20 ozs) can crushed pineapple, undrained
1/2 pt. whipping cream, whipped 
(or 8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed)
1/2 c. mayonnaise

Place marshmallows and milk in double boiler (or microwave) and melt. (medium heat or power). In large bowl, pour mixture over dry jello and stir until blended and jello is dissolved.  Beat in cream cheese until smooth. Add pineapple; chill about 15 minutes.  Add whipping cream and mayonnaise.  Let stand until firm. 

Yield: about 12 servings

Linked to Weekend Potluck