Well, things are finally settling down and I'm glad to be back! During the craziness of the past month, we managed to fit in a vacation with my brother (home on leave from Cuba) and his kids. Just a few days in beautiful West Virginia in the mountains to restore our souls a bit. My brother, who loves to cook, had a recipe for Jello Delight that he thought he wouldn't have time to make. Of course, I volunteered to add it to the desserts I had already planned to make on the trip. I have tasted this dessert before at picnics and other gatherings, but never had any idea what it was called. Now I know, and I can't wait to make it again. It was a big hit with everyone!
1 8oz package of cream cheese (light version works well too)
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup miniature marshmallows (I used "Funmallows" which are mini fruit flavored marshmallows)
1 can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 pkg. (4 svgs) lime gelatin
1 pkg. (4 svgs) lemon gelatin
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
Combine gelatins with 2 cups boiling water and stir. Add undrained pineapple and let cool.
Whip cream cheese and heavy cream. Combine with sugar then blend with gelatin mixture. Pour into a large pan (9 x 11), add marshmallows and pecans, and let set. Chill thoroughly. Cut into squares then serve.