As Christmas grows near, and our time becomes short, having make-ahead dishes to serve to family and guests is always a great idea! This Old Fashioned Orange Jello Salad was a staple at family parties when I was growing up! The recipe is from my niece, Jammie’s, grandmother and was made many times by my sister during the Holidays!
Even though the Orange Jello Salad is made with very simple ingredients, the recipe is perfect to add to your Christmas Menu or any special occasion. I’m not sure if my sister, Gayle or her daughter still make this salad, but since Jammie has a family of her own now, I thought she might enjoy seeing this family recipe handed down.
The base for the Orange Jello Salad is a very typical fruit mixed with jello, recipe. But the topping and grated cheese sprinkled on top is what makes it extra special.
And before you think, like Doug did, that cheese and jello just don’t go together…give it a try! I’m sure you will be pleasantly surprised! Doug sure was!