I like things easy and this is as easy as it gets when it comes to making a dish to take to a holiday get-together, church dinner or even to have with a meal at home. All you need are these four ingredients, a bowl and mixing spoon.
1 large box of Strawberry Jello
1 container Cool Whip
1 can of crushed pineapple, drained
1 container of small curd cottage cheese
optional: 1/2 cup of pecan chips
Empty cottage cheese and Jello mix into bowl and stir. Add Cool Whip and stir. Drain pineapple, add and stir. Add pecans if desired. I always make it with pecans because I love it with nuts. Spoon into serving dish. You can decorate the top by sprinkling pecans over it. Also, in the past, I have decorated it with fresh strawberry halves and pineapple chunks. Cover dish and put in refrigerator to chill. I usually chill it overnight. I make it the night before the party and leave in the fridge until I'm ready to go. Otherwise, I think 4-5 hours in the fridge would be long enough to get it chilled. Everyone always loves it and I don't know of anything any easier and foolproof than this. Oh, I've always called it Pink Stuff because that's what my mother called it.