I don't know how it started, but I have always referred to this dish as "Fluffy Salad". It's not a salad in the traditional sense, and perhaps it really should be a dessert. Which ever way you decide to classify it, I still will eat it when ever I get a chance.
1 cup miniature marshmallows (I use the coloured ones as they look prettier)
1 cup sweetened coconut
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup mandarin orange pieces, drained
1 cup cottage cheese, the creamy type not the dry one
1 cup sour cream, or thawed cool whip
Mix all six ingredients together and chill for a while before serving. Best if used that day or the next. It's up to you whether you use 'lite' or low fat versions of the cottage cheese and the sour cream. It will still taste good either way. Some versions I have eaten use canned fruit cocktail (drained) in place of the orange pieces.
I am curious whether you have a fun dish that you include in your family celebration dinners?
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