Grandma Elizabeth's Cranberry Jello Salad
24 oz. cranberries
3 c. sugar
1 ½ cups chopped celery
¾ cup crushed pineapple
3 raspberry jello
3 c. boiling water
Grind cranberries and oranges (peeling of one orange only) through food chopper, add sugar and pineapple and mix well. Let stand several hours before adding other ingredients. Dissolve jello in water, let stand until cool or beginning to congeal. Stir into cranberry mixture and chopped celery.
A favorite Christmas salad when molded as a star.
source: Elizabeth Van Zante
author's note: I remember eating this salad at Christmas gatherings at my grandmother's house when I was a child. One of the household items passed down from her kitchen to mine was this star shaped tin jello mold.