This is such a simple dish and makes a great summer dessert, picnic side, or anytime snack. It is basically a "dump and go" recipe and can be tweaked to your flavor preferences or pantry supply.
12oz cottage cheese
3oz pkg orange jello
1/2c. shredded coconut
2sm.(or 1 lg.)cans mandarin oranges, drained
1 sm. can crushed pineapple, drained
8oz cool whip (or vanilla yogurt)
With a mixer combine the first 5 ingredients. Fold in cool whip and refrigerate until ready to serve.