I love the Olympics. I could just park my bod on the couch and watch it all day. Of course, the Olympics and Jello go hand in hand. The Salt Lake Winter Olympics had an abundance of Jello souveniers. I think there are atleast 20 different Jello Pins. It certainly doesn’t hurt to have a bowl of jiggly stuff to eat while you watch Shaun White do his stuff.
The Green Jello With Pineapple and Cottage Cheese pin was a popular one; even so, I doubt anyone under 60 years old has made it recently. I guess we should give it a try.
Green Jello with Pineapple and Cottage Cheese
6 oz. Package Lime Jello
16 oz. (2 cups) Small Curd Cottage Cheese
20 oz. Can Pineapple Tidbits, drained well
1/2 Pint (1 cup) Whipping Cream
(Many recipes call for Cool Whip. I recommend using fresh whipped cream whenever possible. It tastes much better and only takes a few minutes longer- well worth it! One cup cream that has been whipped is about four ounces. So if a recipe calls for 8 or 9 oz Cool Whip, whip a half pint and that will give you about two cups which is a similar amount.) Mix Cottage Cheese, Jello and pineapple in a bowl. Place in fridge to chill. Whip cream and gently fold into cottage cheese mixture. Chill for several hours.
Whoever designed the Green Jello with Pineapple and Cottage Cheese pin had apparently never sampled, nor seen the delight, for when you add the cottage cheese it becomes creamy in color and rather bumpy. Most recipes also call for Cool Whip or whipped cream which makes it fluffy. It certainly does not have a cute little clump of cottage cheese and tidbit of pineapple encased in a little cube like the Jello on the pin. If you don’t like this recipe, there are probably one hundred other versions out there. Some with mayonnaise in place of the cottage cheese, which I wouldn’t recommend; some with cream cheese, but the pin is not Green Jello with Pineapple and Cream Cheese now is it?
Now go have some Olympic Jello Joy today!