Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Planning My Thanksgiving Hearth: Day Six


Today I'm going to share with you a rather unconventional Thanksgiving recipe, but one that's been on my holiday table almost every year of my life. I'm not sure if this is a midwestern thing, or just something my Mom did, but she was really big on cold fruity salads for holidays.  We always had a Waldorf Salad and her beloved "Sour Cream Salad," otherwise known as Ambrosia.  It provides a nice sweet, but not too sweet, element to the otherwise heavy protein and carb-laden menu items.  When Lily was small she would fill half her plate with this, leaving little room for anything else! This is why, in Mom's absence, it will be she who prepares this for us.

Grandma & Lily - 1991


Grandma's Sour Cream Fruit Salad
(Thanksgiving Dinner)

1 8-ounce container sour cream
2 cans mandarin oranges
1 small can crushed pineapple
1 can pears
1 package coconut
1 package small marshmallows

Drain oranges, pineapple and pears; cut pears into small pieces.  Mix sour cream, oranges, pineapple and pears.  Add coconut and marshmallows (as many as you want, just make sure it blends nicely). 

Enjoy!

Rapunzel~






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