Manna from Heaven

I can't recall where I found this recipe but it's a perfect example of an old-school jello mold. I served it at one of my monthly dinner parties and was a nice addition to the other dishes. It's a small recipe which (hopefully) means no leftovers as this one is decidely less tasty the day after. I'd also like to take a minute here to remind you, dear readers, that jello is most often served as a side salad - not dessert. Any questions?

Photo Credit: Paige Pauli

Heavenly Salad

1, 3 oz. package of lime Jell-O

1 cup boiling water

1, 3 oz. package of cream cheese

1, 8 oz. can of crushed pineapple (drained!)

3/4 cup chopped nuts (i.e. pecans, walnuts)

1/2 cup whipping cream or Cool-Whip (usually my go-to)

Still the jello into the boiling water until dissolved. Refrigerate until it's slightly thickened (remember to check back frequently!).

While the jello is in the fridge, mix the cream cheese (slightly softened) with the drained pineapple and nuts. When the jello is ready, fold this mixture in and then fold in the whipped cream last. Pour into your serving dish or jello mold and refrigerate overnight.

Photo Credit: Paige Pauli

Guaranteed to impress.

Happy molding!