Do you remember the carrot and raisin salad Chick-Fil-a used to have on their menu? I miss it so. My recipe for carrot and raisin salad is very reminiscent of that. The secret ingredient is pineapple, it gives it sweetness while remaining very healthy. It truly is a dish that I can serve without any guilt. Continue reading “Carrot and Raisin Salad”
Have you ever seen a recipe, and thought “NO WAY”. Well, today I would like to share one of those type recipes. Growing up, my mom made a green gelatin salad every year for Christmas. Thankfully as a kid I did not realize what was in it, or I may not have eaten it. Cottage cheese and lime jello, are not a combination I would have tried.
We called it “green stuff”. When my mom gave me the recipe before I got married the recipe card said “green stuff”. I guess it is because my sister and I could not pronounce the word congealed or gelatin, who knows. But to help you I will call Green Gelatin Salad.
I’m not sure why we only had it at Christmas, I think it goes great for St. Patrick’s Day. I have found that green deserts are a little hard to find.
Living in Florida and having wonderful neighbors means more oranges than I can use. It seems that every couple of days they show up with another bag of oranges. While it has helped my grocery budget because I am not buying as much fruit, the kids are getting tired of them. The solution – Ambrosia.
What is ambrosia you ask… According to Wikipedia it is a food of the Greek god’s that confers immortality to whoever eats it. While by no means will I claim that it gives immortality, I know it is loaded with Vitamin C.
Ambrosia has been a family favorite at Christmas time at my house for many years. My mother even had a special bowl we always put the ambrosia in. While I am not held to tradition, we have eaten several large bowls of ambrosia lately. It is a quick fruit salad to put together. Continue reading “Ambrosia”