Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tasty Thursday

During the holidays, there are certain foods we all love.  My favorite started about 20 years ago, when I joined Foxy's family.  My sister-in-law made this salad and thus began my love of all things cranberry.  During this time of year, my mother and I looke for Canada Dry Cranberry Ginger Ale.  When we find it, we buy like 10 or 20 of them to stock up.  (I think I still have 2 from last year.)   We only use them at special times.

The recipe is a Cranberry Salad and it is refreshing compared to the old nasty canned jelled cranberry that my mom always has.

Julie's Cranberry Salad

2 Cups Hot Water
2 packages (3 oz each) Cranberry-Raspberry or Raspberry Jello
1 large Can whole Cranberry Sauce
1 small Can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 pint sour cream
1/2 cup nuts (Optional)

Dissolve jello in hot water.  Add cranberry sauce and pineapple.  Chill until syrupy.  Fold in sour cream and nuts.  Return to refrigerator until ready to serve.  This can be made a day or two ahead of time.

I love, love, love this salad!

What is one of your favorite, must-have foods for the holidays?


  1. This looks delicious. I remember these kind of Jello's years ago, they were at every family gathering. Thank you for sharing. Great idea for Thanksgiving dinner.

  2. I think I'd like that.

    I definately do not like the canned stuff.

  3. Sounds yummy! I love all the foods of Thanksgiving. The turkey and dressing, my husbands homemade bread, the yams, cranberry sauce, green been casrole. OK now I'm hungry!

  4. sounds great and the color is defintely xmas. thanks rose


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