Friday, December 02, 2011

Recipes: Grandma Ghrist's Special Green Salad

Grandma Ghrist's Special  Green Salad

My Grandma Ghrist was a great cook-- everything she made (with the exception of liver and onions) I loved. All my favorite meals as a kid, were meals that my Grandma Ghrist made. Could it be that I just adored her so much that everything she made was amazing? Probably. Nothing tasted as good as her cooking.

One of the many things that she made that I loved growing up was what we called "Green Salad." Salad is green... duh! As a kid, if I said I wanted green salad, everyone knew I wasn't talking about the leafy, vegetable stuff... I was talking about the good stuff.

I had not made green salad in YEARS. Not since we lived in MI. So, for Thanksgiving this year, I decided to make it for us. We used to have green salad with EVERY holiday meal-- it was a staple. Here's the recipe for deliciousness:

You need:
Marichino cherries
Crushed pineapple (drained)
Cool Whip
Small box of Jell-O instant pudding: Pistachio

Combine the pudding and drained pineapple
Add in the entire container of Cool Whip
Mix well (I add a little of the cherry juice too-- but not too much or it won't set up right!!)
Add the cherries to the top (you can drain the juice so that it looks prettier than mine did)

Pour into a glass dish and cover. Put into the fridge to chill for at least an hour and don't remove until you're ready to eat it.



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I still remember the first Thanksgiving I had with your family. Dave told me what would be on the menu. I had no idea that this was green salad. I foolishly expected vegetables!!

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Growing up in WI I def. had a similar (if not the same) concoction that would show up at most church pot lucks. yumm.

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