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Old 28 August 2016, 03:24 PM
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Aside from lasagna does anyone have any recipe suggestions? I cleaned out my mother's fridge for her yesterday and she gifted me with the 3 tubs of cottage cheese (one looong expired ) that I found lurking at the back. Not sure why Mom had them as she doesn't like cottage cheese.
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Old 28 August 2016, 04:21 PM
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I like to make salad with cottage cheese: Just add cucumbers, tomatoes, salt, and pepper. It's an easy, light lunch.

If you're feeling a little adventurous, there is also an old recipe for a Jello salad with cottage cheese that I've made several times and even served to other people who also loved it. You can make it in orange or lime versions. Here are a few online recipes that give the basic idea:

Orange: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/14465/o...gelatin-salad/

Lime: http://www.cooks.com/recipe/xx18p102...llo-salad.html

You can serve it with more Cool Whip and/or chopped nuts as a topping.

ETA: This is best with whipped cottage cheese. Just put your cheese in a blender and mix until smooth before adding to the other ingredients if you're starting with regular cottage cheese.
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Old 28 August 2016, 05:10 PM
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If you want something really quick and simple, I think cottage cheese is also good mixed with fruit.

If you're looking at old recipes, note that modern "cottage cheese" is not the same thing as what people used to make at home in, say, the first half of the 1900's, and recipes may not come out right due to different texture and flavor -- this is apparently why the blintzes recipe in my mother's old cookbook didn't work.
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Old 28 August 2016, 08:47 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions! I've never tried to make those Jello salads but I can remember my Mother making them for parties back in the day. I love that so many of the older recipes that were part of my childhood are making a comeback .
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You can also put it in a lasagna instead of ricotta, if you wanted lasagna.
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Old 28 August 2016, 09:19 PM
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I love cottage cheese and pineapple. It's good with berries, too.
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Old 28 August 2016, 09:27 PM
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You can also put it in a lasagna instead of ricotta, if you wanted lasagna.
She may have been aware of this use.

I have heard of pureeing it in a blender and using as you would sour cream. I cannot, however, vouch for this, as I have never tried it.
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