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Bessie’s Green Jell-o

According to legend, this holiday salad was always served at Christmas dinners at my Great-Grandma Bessie’s house. My mom makes it now and in spite of the seemingly horrible ingredients (!!) it is so popular in my family that she always has to make a double batch for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

My version: I use a whisk when I stir it up and it has a more “jeweled” appearance.
My moms version: She goes HAM with the hand-held beaters and hers is more uniformly “fluffy” and “green”.

1 3oz. box lime Jell-o
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup whipped cream (or Lite CoolWhip)

Dissolve the lime Jello in 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Add the mini marshmallows and dissolve. Cool until set.

Beat Jello-marshmallow mixture with electric or hand beater. Add the drained
crushed pineapple and celery; mix well. Add mayonnaise and gently fold in whipped cream.

Pour into Jello mold or ring. Chill at least 2 hours. Serves 6-8.

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