Perfect Side Dish for Holidays as Well as Everydays!
The Mandarin Orange Salad shown above is everything you could ask for in a side dish:
- Easy to make
- Inexpensive ingredients
- Perfect for holidays AND everyday
I love to embrace whatever season we happen to be in the middle of with colors and flavors. I always have seasonally-appropriate napkins, decorations, candles, etc. Sort of a “don’t just live in the moment, embrace the moment” type thing. I also like for my food and drinks to reflect the colors and scheme of things.
Yes, as a matter of fact, I do think too much, how could you tell?
The Mandarin Orange Salad recipe here is a favorite for several times of year. I love it in Autumn because of the gorgeous orange color (you could even add a few drops of orange food coloring to make it even more orange for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Syracuse football games…). It’s also great in Summer because it’s obviously quick and easy to make and cool and refreshing to eat.
Around Christmas, you can replace the mandarin oranges with a drained jar of cherries and replace the orange jello with cherry. Gorgeous.
- 16 oz small curd Cottage Cheese
- 1 small box orange jello
- 9 oz. Whipped Topping, thawed
- 1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
- 1 can Mandarin oranges, drained
- Simply mix the ingredients together and chill.