Frog-eye Salad

ummm, I love this stuff. My husband has issue with the texture of it, and you may too - but you can't deny the flavor is awesome! I love the texture - I love everything about this dish. mmmm....

1/2 C. sugar
1 T. flour
1 1/4 t. salt
1 C. pineapple
1 egg - well beaten
1/2 T. lemon juice
1/2 C. coconut flakes
1/2 T. oil
8 ounces Acini de pepe pasta
1 can mandarin oranges-drained
1 can pineapple chunks - juice reserved
1/2 can crushed pineapple - drained
4 ounces whipped topping
1/2 c. mini marshmallows

In a saucepan combine sugar, flour and 1/4 t. salt. Gradually stir in pineapple juice and egg. Cook over moderate heat, stirring until thick. Add lemon juice. Cool mixture to room temperature. Cook acini de pepe according to package instructions. Drain, rinse and drain again. Combine with the lemon juice mixture and store in an airtight container in the fridge over night. The next day add the remaining ingredients and mix lightly.

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