Do you want a real crowd pleasing salad. Well, this, ladies and gentlemen, is exactly that. A real crowd pleaser. It had my sweet little 2 year old licking it of Daddy's plate before we even sat down to dinner. And that was after he had already licked his sweet little plate clean. Sneaky little bugger! :) The little guy managed to down 3 servings of this amazing Creamy Orange Pineapple Salad. 3! And he's only 2! I think everyone had at least seconds. Somehow about a cup survived until the next day. I thought I was being sneaky when I pulled it out of the fridge to finish up. Either I wasn't very sneaky, or the kids could smell it. Either way, they came running. I ended up having to relinquish the bowl to a 2 year old and a 4 year old. I think that alone qualifies me for the Mom of the Year award. :)
It might not look too pretty, but it is fantastic!!
2 (3 ounce) packages orange gelatin
2 (3 ounce) packages tapioca
4 cups water
2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (8 ounce) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
Combine water, gelatin, and tapioca in a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring often. Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium and boil for 3 minutes. Pour into a large bowl or 9x13 inch pan. Refrigerate until cool, about 1 to 2 hours. Stir in fruit and whipped topping.
Recipe from The Royal Cook - an original!