Grant shared an American Classic, Orange Salad! Gelatin and Dessert Salads have been household staples and potluck pleasers since the 1940’s, and their popularity isn’t fading any time soon! This light and fluffy Holiday favorite can be whipped up in minutes and is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Creamy and sweet, this dish serves as both salad AND dessert – how can you beat that?! Thank you, Grant, for sharing your delicious recipe with us!
Ingredients & Supplies
12 oz tub of Cool Whip
1 package Orange Jello
24 oz tub Cottage Cheese
1 can Mandarin Oranges
1 can Pineapple Tidbits
Large Bowl & spoon
Scoop the entire 12 oz tub of Cool Whip out into your large bowl. Dump in the entire Orange Jello packet and stir together until fully blended.
Tip: spread your Cool Whip over the bottom of your bowl and sprinkle the Jello overtop. Let sit for a minute to dissolve and then stirring is easy!
Dump in entire 24 oz tub of cottage cheese and stir until fully combined.
Tip: Try different flavors of Jello to create a unique flavor twist! One of Grant’s other favorites is Lime Jello!
Drain pineapple tidbits and mandarin oranges in strainer before adding to salad. Stir until fully combined.
Tip: Mix and match your fruits! These are Grant’s favorites but you can add other canned fruits that you love too!
Place in fridge to cool before enjoying or skip right to enjoying!
Tip: Store in an airtight container in fridge for longest last.
Have you made this recipe? Share your experience! Tag @DownSyndromeofLouisville and use the #QuarantineCooking so we can check out your snacking twists!
DSL Chef Level: Easy (microwave/air fryer) Ingredients Prepared mashed potatoes (Carly will use Bob Evans brand) Prepared gravy (country-style or brown, your preference) Chicken nuggets or chicken strips (Carly will use the air fryer) Handful of corn (canned or frozen/steamed) Shredded cheese Salt and pepper Instructions Wash your hands! Heat up all of your ingredients […]
Salmon with Zucchini and Rice- Virtual Cooking Class
DSL Chef Level: Intermediate (stove, microwave) Ingredients: Fresh Salmon (we do 6oz per person in my family) Green onion 2 Tablespoons of butter 1 lemon Bag of jasmine microwavable rice (any rice will be fine!) 1 zucchini Salt, pepper, olive oil Greek seasoning (optional) Dried Dill (optional) Instructions: Preheat the oven to 420 degrees. […]
DSL chef level: easy Makes about 28 pieces Ingredients: 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips 3 clementine oranges 1 tablespoon chopped roasted almonds Pinch of flaky sea salt Directions: Wash your hands! Line a sheet pan with parchment paper If they aren’t already, chop your almonds Put the chocolate chips into a small bowl and microwave […]
Chef skill level: intermediate. (Stove, boiling water, chopping) Can easily be modified for a novice chef. Ingredients: Salt (to salt your pasta water) 1 box of penne pasta 2 tablespoons of olive oil (twice around the pan) 5 thick slices of pancetta OR thick cut bacon, diced 1 small onion, chopped 4 large garlic cloves, […]
DSL Chef Level: Easy (Microwave, Broiler) *Modification: could use microwave or air fryer instead of broiler Ingredients: 4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled 2 russet potatoes 1/2 cup of sour cream OR plain greek yogurt 2 scallions 1/2 cup black olives salt and pepper to taste 1 cup of your favorite shredded cheese Directions: […]
One Pot Broccoli Bowtie Pasta- Virtual Cooking Class
DSL Chef Level: Intermediate (Stove) Modification: could use ready pasta and microwave the broccoli if aren’t ready to use the stove independently Ingredients: 1 box of bowtie pasta 1 bag of frozen broccoli (9-10oz) Olive oil, for drizzling 2 tsp minced garlic 1 cup of starchy pasta water (Don’t forget to save it!) 1/3 to […]
DSL Chef Level: Easy (some chopping) Makes 4 servings Ingredients: Please note- there are many ingredients listed, but you can just add the items you like! For the dressing: Your favorite vinaigrette OR 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper to taste For the salad: chunks or pearls of mozzarella cheese […]
DSL Chef level: Intermediate (Oven use) Sensory warning! May want gloves to mix and make meatballs with our hands Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef or turkey 4 oz. pepperoni chopped up into small bits 1 egg 1/2 Italian bread crumbs 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder cooking spray […]
Monte Cristo and Elvis French Toast Sandwiches- Virtual Cooking Class
DSL Chef Level: Intermediate (skillet use) *Could modify and use a panini press, sandwich press or George Forman grill instead of skillet Ingredients: (Carly will make both sandwiches, but you can choose just one if you’d like) For the Monte Cristos: 4 slices of thin sandwich bread (we will make 2 savory sandwiches) 4 slices […]