Reduce water in gelatin mix to get a firmer "set." Make sure to drain well the fruit and cottage cheese if you want a very firm set.
1 package orange gelatin mix use only 50-75% of water
2 packages Dream Whip or 2-4 cups Cool Whip or real whipped cream
2 cans Mandarin oranges (or crushed pineapple)
1 pint cottage cheese
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Mix together and allow to set up overnight.
I got this recipe from Marlene. I've heard this salad called Orange Fluff or Mandarin Orange Salad but liked Goop better.
Green Pea Salad:
Use either thawed frozen or fresh peas, sliced water chestnuts and celery, all well drained. Use plain mayonnaise or any salad dressing as the base. Mix well. Season with garlic and onion powders. Top with shredded cheeses. Inspired by Micki.
It was after 3 in the morning when I started these and I admit, I'm a bit burned out on these recipe pages. So I did something super simple. Used border punches on the sides and one mat for the photo and recipe. :D Just sliced an 11x8.5 paper into halves and voila matting! lol.
The left pages is much more orange than it is pink and I used Martha Stewart's Checker Board Border punch.