Good day my dear readers!! It's SUPER cold here this morning. The radio announced that it was 16* when I woke up and according to my computer dashboard, it's still only 18*! Brrrrrr!!! Sounds like a perfect day to stay home. Under the covers. With a good book and a warm cup of coffee. Without the kids. LOL But, I'm at work. I'm thankful for my job (and the heat in the building), but a quiet day at home to do whatever, whenever I want, sounds good, too.
Turkey Day was quiet for us this year. Meaning? Just the boys, the hubs and me. Then the hubs invited his Dad. No biggie - he's pretty quiet. And it's just one more person, so it didn't mean I had to make any more/extra food. It just meant that we had to clean up the house a little bit more than usual, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, I'm just sayin'. Anyway, we had more than enough food - as is true with all of our family gatherings. Of course I'm going to share some of those recipes with you, my bloggy buddies. This delicious, easy recipe comes from my family cookbook.
Sour Cream Fruit Salad
1 can chunk pineapple, drained
1 large can pears, drained, cut in 1" pieces
1 small package flaked coconut
1 small jar maraschino cherries, drained and halved
1 cup sour cream
16 whole large marshmallows, cut in half*
*Do not use miniature marshmallows - they will just disintegrate. The cut marshmallows put gelatin in the salad and help to thicken it up.
Mix all ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate overnight to set.
NOTES: I don't know the size of the pineapple can, but I can tell you it's not the big one. You don't have to get chunked pineapple; you can cut up the rings or you can get tidbits. Either way, pineapple is pineapple. LOL I don't use a whole "small package" of coconut. I throw in whatever tastes right. I don't like sour cream, but I love this salad. This recipe works well doubled, which is how we usually do it, but for 3 adults, this is a good size.
I was going to share another side dish recipe with you today, but I can't get the cookbook disc to read on my Mac here at work. So, I'm going to do another post today with a dessert instead (it deserves its own post).
I was thinking. Once my blog hits its 1 year birthday (in April), I was considering putting together a cookbook. Nothing big and nothing fancy. Just a collection of the recipes I've shared on my blog so far. Would anybody be interested in something like that?
*sigh* I've got so much to do in the coming weeks. Please cross your fingers that I find the time to do it all and still have enough time to sit back and relax a little. Have a terrific Tuesday!
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