This recipe is from The Domestic Art (Volume II); these cook books were created by a woman in Utah for her friends and family but they became so popular by word of mouth that she kept on printing and selling them.
I'm planning to bring this to the gathering this weekend.
Combine dry in a medium dish:
1 (3 oz.) box vanilla pudding
1 (3 oz.) orange jello
1 (3 oz.) tapioca pudding
Stir in 3 cups boiling water. Mix until smooth. Set in the refrigerator for an hour or two.
2 cans mandarin oranges, drained
About ½ container whipped topping
Stir and refrigerate several hours.