Frog Eyed Salad

Great for showers, parties and special occasions as well as a casual picnic.

1 pkg (1 lb) Acini de pepe (by the noodles at the grocery store)
1 cup Sugar
1 3/4 cups Pineapple Juice
3 Eggs
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Lg can Crushed Pineapple, drained
1 can Pineapple tidbits or chunks
2 Lg cans Mandarin oranges
1 Sm pkg Miniature marshmallows (white)
1 container (12 oz) Cool Whip

1 Boil the macaroni in salted water until tender; drain and cool.

2 Mix sugar with pineapple juice, eggs and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Cool slightly and mix with macaroni. Refrigerate overnight.

3 Next day, add all the fruits and marshmallows and cool whip. Toss well. Serve cold.

Yield: Serves 15 to 20 people

Rinse noodles with cool water when you drain them. This stops the cooking process and keeps them from becoming a big solid piece of noodle.

This recipe would be good with some marachino cherries added too.

***COMMENT: This is a novelty type dessert or side dish. It is one that you take to a picnic or a pot-luck and EVERYONE loves it...but they all say...what the heck is it? Then you tell them the name and they say, " does have those weird round things in it...what are those?" Definetly a conversation starter. My Mom has been making this one for YEARS! I don't know if she found this recipe or if she just made it up one day. There are alot of versions of this out there. I like my Mom's version.

Source: Sherie K (my Mom)

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