My apologies for posting a recipe before trying it. The Green Stuff from the previous Thanksgiving Jell-O post was forced upon our clan … by me … with all good intentions, but the final reviews were all the same … Yuuuuk. My personal review was: “this is not my memory, and, in fact, this is disgusting.” So, perhaps the recipe I found was not the one I remembered, OR perhaps the memory was much better than the actual dish … which is not a bad way of looking at the world … in fact, I recommend it for movies and childbirth.

So, if you actually tried the previous-post recipe, my apologies. We think that it was the pretend-lime flavor that threw us all over. However, before we completely give up on our happy Jell-O memory, we are going to try it with the Jell-O pistachio pudding. I know, I know … that sounds like it could be even worse, but, several of us vaguely remember using the pistachio instead of the lime. Plus, during the holiday, I found a recipe for Green Stuff using the pistachio pudding in my wedding Recipe Shower box … so this could be a clue, possibly solving the delicious-memory-of-green-stuff mystery. However, I promise that I will NOT post the recipe until we have actually tasted it. We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, even if you burned the marshmallows or forgot the biscuits in the oven. (Not that that happened around here or anything.)


  1. Muv December 2, 2010

    Sad. The “green stuff” was universally condemned, except for me. My taste buds must be stuck in the 50’s.

  2. Kimmy February 4, 2014

    Hi Hecks! So I’m just now discovering this blog and I love it! Since this dessert is one of my favorites and conjures memories of my beloved Granny, I had to comment. The recipe was okay except you don’t need the water. It’s simply lime Jell-O, cottage cheese, crushed pineapple, whip cream, and nuts if you want them. No need to add water or anything else. :)

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    Cathy Heck February 6, 2014

    Hi Kimmy, Oooo thanks for the tip. Now you are making us hungry for green stuff! We will have to give it another try!

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