Jello Salad

Chicken and dumplings: a southern classsic. As good as the meal is by itself, sometimes you just need a side. But what pairs perfectly with chicken and dumplings? I have the answer: jello salad. You can bet that anytime my nanny is treating us to some chicken and dumplings, a bowl full of jello salad is nearby. I love it and I know you’ll love it too.

~ Serves 6-8 people ~

Ingredients:

  • 2 peach JELL-O packs
  • 1 block of softened cream cheese
  • 1 can of crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup buttermilk 
  • Chopped walnuts (optional)

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To get started, grab the jello packets and prepare them as stated on the box (It usually says something like “Add two cups of boiling water”). While the jello is still hot, add the cream cheese to the bowl. Take a fork and break up the block into smaller pieces. {My favorite part is when I get a big chunk so we keep our pieces on the larger side} Next, mix in the can of pineapple, juice and all. Now mix in your cup of buttermilk for creaminess. This is when you could add walnuts if you would like to. {We usually don’t but sometimes we like a little crunch so we’ll throw some in} You’re done mixing so place the mixture into the fridge to congeal. When it’s time for chicken and dumplings, bring it out and enjoy!

 

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