Friday, November 16, 2007

Meriam's Ultimate Comfort Food

Okay, so I'm behind already. Sorry about that, but my husband has great connections and last night he got us into the Chris Tomlin concert for free! Okay, it was in Johnson City, but it was sooo worth it. Christ was great and I love his music but I would have gone to hear Louie Giglio alone.

On to the food! This recipe is something my grandmother made a lot, not just on the holidays. I don't remember many times when it was not on the Sunday dinner table. Of course, after she found out it was my favorite she probably planned to have it whenever I was there. She was that kind of grandma. I don't make it very often now but Mom or I do every holiday and when I was pregnant with Aiden I ate a lot of it. It fit into my gestational diabetes diet and I craved it big time. Some people hear about it and make a face, but I think it's fabulous! Plus a good way to get some kids to eat cottage cheese for an extra protein punch. It needs to be chilled so you can make it the day before and it just gets better.

Grandmommy's Cottage Cheese Salad

16 oz. cottage cheese
1 small tub whipped topping, thawed
14.5 oz can fruit cocktail, drained (use the kind with lite syrup)
1 bag multi-colored marshmallows (DO NOT substitute with white marshmallows)

Combine cottage cheese and whipped topping until well combined. Add fruit cocktail and 3/4 bag of marshmallows. Combine well and sprinkle remaining marshmallows on top. Chill for a few hours before serving.

Add a box of Jello for some added sweetness and color. Any flavor works, add it with the cottage cheese and whipped topping.

Sometimes Grandmommy would forget my deep hatred of coconut and mix it in and sprinkle it on top. It's wrong, but if you like coconut, to each his own.

It's not exactly a traditional holiday fair, unless, of course you are a Calhoun, but it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!


Dan C said...

I disagree, coconut is great. I will agree though that this is good stuff. One of my favorite things, was that Grandmommy referred to this as a salad. That means it is good for you, and yet it is sweet like a desert.

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Besides that cottage cheese can be eaten by itself, with fruit, with fruit puree, on toast, with tomatoes, in green salads, or used as an ingredient in recipes such as lasagna, jello salad and various desserts.