This is my mom's recipe which she handed to me on a pink sticky note years ago, which I still have. The recipe AND the sticky note. :) As a kid, I did not like this recipe. Don't know why. Just didn't. I think it was the thought of cottage cheese, which I despised. However as an adult, I really enjoy this simple summer concoction and wonder why I never ate it, nor would I try it, as a kid.
24oz. cottage cheese
1 small strawberry jello packet
8 oz. crushed pineapple, drained
1 pint strawberries, chopped
8 oz. coolwhip
Mix all ingredients, place in your favorite clear serving dish (because it is so pretty). Refrigerate overnight.
This is the perfect summer "salad" to bring to a brunch, baby/bridal shower or outdoor holiday. It is usually a HUGE hit with the kids.....just not me when I was a kid. Go figure!