Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas Salad

Hi, everyone! I hope you all had a nice Christmas and New Years. We had a very enjoyable Christmas with our families, and spent New Years at home.
It's hard to believe school starts again tomorrow! Vacation went by so fast! Anyway...
While we were visiting my parents at Christmas, Mom made this Christmas Salad, and I thought you might like the recipe. This is delicious, and pretty when made in a clear glass dish.

~Christmas Salad~

First layer:
In an 8x8 inch glass dish, dissolve a package of raspberry jello in 1 cup of boiling water, then add a can of whole cranberry sauce. Mix well. You may add a 1/2 cup of nuts if you'd like. I believe my mom used walnuts. Refrigerate until set, at least a couple of hours.

Second layer:
This will need to be mixed in a separate bowl.
Dissolve a package of lime jello in 1 cup of boiling water. Add a can of drained crushed pineapple and 1 cup of cottage cheese. Mix well and spoon on top of the cranberry layer. Refrigerate until set.

Third layer:
This will need to be mixed in a separate bowl as well.
You will need an 8-oz. pkg. of cream cheese. Beat this well, then fold in a small tub of whipped topping. Add to the lime layer.

Enjoy!! :)


  1. Hi Melanie! Happy New Year! The Christmas salad looks so pretty- thanks for sharing. We are back to our homeschooling tomorrow and am looking forward to some routine although we had a wonderful break.

  2. That looks excellent - I have got to make a copy of this and put it in my recipe book. Thanks. sandie

  3. Looks and sounds great, Melanie!

  4. Sounds so good! I will have to try it.

  5. Hi Melanie,
    This salad looks very yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    Wishing a very Happy New Year to you and your family!! :)

  6. That salad looks delicious, Melanie! I like the cream cheese in it!

    It is amazing how fast the time goes, doesn't it when we are on braak/vacation? But it sounds like it was a good one for you and yours! Now onto 2012 with school and work; it will be a good one for sure!


  7. Happy New Year, dear friend!

    This recipe sounds so delicious! Even though Christmas has come and gone...I think I'll try it out this week!

    I love the painting at the top of your blog...did someone in your family paint it? So inviting. It speaks "just stop by for a cup of tea!"

    Praying for you today as you journey back to school...that first day can be quite tiring! Wishing you joy, happiness, and a showering of blessings this New Year, my friend!

    With love,

  8. Dear Melanie ... such a festive dessert! Thank you for sharing! Simple Blessings ♥ Teri

  9. Hi, Melanie. Happy New Year to you and your family! That dessert does look so, so good.

    Have a great Tuesday.


  10. Happy New Year, Melanie! The recipe looks good!! Thank you!

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  12. It sounds delicious. I hope your school week is going well.

  13. OH, YUMM! That looks wonderful! I will have to try this recipe!

    Thank you for sharing this, Melanie!



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