Tuesday Try A New Taste – Mom’s Salad Bar Fruitsalad

June 3, 2008 at 1:56 pm (Magic, pagan, Recipe, Tuesday, Witch)

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this here, but it was touched on here, in this post on The Life & Times, my other blog. My parents owned a supper club when I was a kid. Not just a restaurant, a supper club. They served a $35 Surf & Turf plate back in the late 70s and early 80s. That was high dollar back then!
Now I don’t know if it stemmed from being cheap, a desire to be cost effective, or a desire to be as unique and “homey” as possible, but my parents made almost everything themselves. I can remember a banquet table in our kitchen, completely covered in pizzas being created in assembly line fashion. They bought ground beef in huge packages, and a fairly good part of my childhood was spent using a metal hamburger press & little sheets of wax paper (to separate the patties) creating stacks upon stacks of hamburger patties. The bags of potatoes we kids peeled, OMG it was crazy. Whatever the reason, we were located in the middle of bumf*ck (no really, here’s a
map, and a satellite picture (keep in mind, this a recent picture, we lived there almost 30 years ago, and that housing edition you see..? That was a pond. There were a total of 8 houses at that time…) and the place was always packed. People came from quite a ways away, on a regular basis, just to eat there, so whatever my parents reasoning, it worked 🙂

My Mom also made all of the salads on their salad bar by hand…coleslaw, macaroni salad, Hell she even made her own tartar sauce & thousand island dressing!

Today’s recipe is one of the salads featured on their salad bar. Needless to say, I have adapted it to family size, as opposed to the large quantities it was originally made in.

Mom’s Salad Bar Fruit Salad

  • 1 – 16 oz. container of small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 – 16 oz. container of Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 – bag of colored mini marshmallows
  • 1 – can of fruit cocktail
  • optional – half a cup of shredded coconut

In a large mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese & cool whip. Mix thoroughly. Add the fruit cocktail, and mix well. Finally add the colored marshmallows, and stir in gently. (If you chose to add coconut, add it before the marshmallows). For best results and flavor, this should be made the “night before” and allowed to cool in the refrigerator overnight.

Well, there it is. Enjoy!

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