Saturday, March 27, 2010

recipe: Ambrosia, a.k.a. "5 cup salad"

This fruit salad has lots of memories for me: it was a standard Easter dish at Gramma's house, and often served at other Moose/Jacobsen gatherings as well. Gramma taught me the recipe when I was staying with her for a few weeks one summer and it is so simple that even a 10-12 year old can remember it. And it's really yummy, too (come to think of it, I say that about every recipe that I post here).

So here you go (ready? you might want to write it down ..... ;) ):

1 cup chunked pineapple
1 cup mandarin oranges
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup sour cream


Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour, until the flavors have melded.

So simple. And so good.


Jane said...

You are quite the cooking class here, Lizzie! We will make ambrosia this year, no doubt! Thank you for your photos and the wonderful reminiscing. It's almost as good as having you here to show us how to make it yourself. I wonder who will make it? Ben? Anna? Or Julia?

I love you,

Jane said...

Julia made it this afternoon and it was the hit of your daddy's birthday dinner tonight! Everyone loved it and for me, it brought back memories of Sunday afternoon meals at my mom and dad's house, when we would have company around the dining room table, eating on blue and white china......

I remember now why I haven't made it for so long--it is WAY too sweet for ANYONE's good! (Health nut me, you know!!) But a little goes a long way, so I think in the last half of my life I'll start making the "gramma salad" and just indulge my family a little.

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