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CWP Dec 2019 Recipe

December 5, 2019

December 5, 2019

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This year, the Cold War Patriots created a calendar filled with delicious recipes submitted by our members. Each month we will be posting a different recipe from the 2019 Cold War Patriots Calendar for you to try. Hope you enjoy!

Yum Yum Salad

Submitted by: Johnnie, former worker at Pantax Plant

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: refrigerate 120 mins

Total: 130 mins


1 large package of lime Jell-O
1 small can crushed pineapple
8 oz. container Cool Whip
1 can maraschino cherries


Make Jell-O as instructed on package. Put crushed pineapple in Jell-O and mix with Cool Whip. Place in 9×13 pan and refrigerate for a couple of hours. Garnish with maraschino cherries on top.

Recipe Story:

Johnnie, who used to work at Pantex outside of Amarillo, Texas has always enjoyed cooking in her spare time. Even though Johnnie does like to cook up more complex recipes, she decided to submit the recipe for Yum Yum Salad because it is very easy to make with no cooking involved. Anybody can make this dish, she says. With the
bright green and red colors of the jello and the cherries, this dish is perfect for something simple and sweet to bring to a holiday party.

About Pantax Plant:

After WWII ended, Pantex plant operations ceased. From 1947–1951, Texas Tech University leased the acreage for agricultural research. In 1951 the Army reclaimed 10,000 acres, refurbished the plant and resumed operations. During the Cold War, Pantex assembled thousands of weapons and is still in operation as the nation’s primary facility for the final assembly, dismantlement and maintenance of nuclear weapons.