Tess – DON’T LAY DOWN ON A PILLOW!!!!! I’m quite amused by the fact that you dedicated a whole post to the ‘White Trash Salad’. We served it as a side dish. Or bite me. Similar to ambrosia but served with the meal not as a dessert. It’s normally just fruit and vegetables. In a large bowl, combine lemon and lime gelatin with boiling water; stir until dissolved. We use a melted chocolate with peanut butter instead of White chocolate, we call it dog food, but I think the proper name is puppy chow. Also grew up with this on our table at every family gathering…we used plain white mini marshmallows tho..and no cherries. Although … I make a variation on a curried chicken/Waldorf salad that has all of those things and it’s delicious! Ha ha, so Georgia was where my mother went to learn to cook. Lets not forget Watergate salad. Mini marshmallows, canned fruit & sour cream make this a dish that sounds gross but taste great. Heh. If I recall Waldorf salad is apples, celery, walnuts, raisins and some mayo. I’m going to start this trend by having a KitKat and Twizzler salad right now. I have eaten this my WHOLE LIFE, and still never had a name for it! A delicious, too-sweet baby that results in left-overs for weeks because no one wants to eat it. Then fold everything together. Can’t have it these days as it would play havoc with my glucose level. We did have one Thanksgiving though when some random relatives brought the colored chocolate pastilles you melt to make candy with and put them out in a bowl as an appetizer/dessert. Mac and cheese (yes, Virginia, it even came in a can at one time) was a vegetable served in my house when I was growing up. And I vow here and now, on this very day not to hide the White Trash Salad anymore. FYI, waldorf salad has chicken. I am sorry, but … ewww. Add maraschino cherries for a nice spin. Here’s to … white trash salad! All Rights Reserved. Ours is like real Waldorf Salad and your salad had a baby. Marshmallow Salad. Written by Karen. It seems very, very wrong to call this concoction a salad, but history in my family dictates that’s its name. (cute post. Which basically is apples, bananas, cool whip and macadamia nuts with marshmallows in a bowl. ... For a cramy salad, refrigerate an hour before serving. Except we use Cool-Whip instead of sour cream. Happy Spring everybody! undrained, 2 c. mini colored marshmallows… Haha that’s our recipe too and I was just going to mention to Karen how much healthier our version is. That was in Wisconsin for holidays and 40 years in Florida again at holidays. We'll fix this again! I know it’s April Fools Day but a salad made out of mini marshmallows and canned fruit only seems like a joke. Pour into an ungreased 13-in. You see, for some reason we never serve Ambrosia as a dessert. Oh and bananas. In a large bowl beat the cream and powdered sugar with a mixer on medium until stiff peaks form. Mind you, seeing as so many people commented on how great it is, maybe I’m the one who’s the culinary philistine…. They just don’t understand the allure of it. Apparently, it is considered white trash as well! ‘Cause, you know — we have class, baby. It is a strange concoction, that’s for SURE. LOL Love the name. 9 Scrumptious Rugelach Recipes to Make for Hanukkah, This Snowman Cheese Board Is the Best Idea for a Holiday Party Appetizer, Do Not Sell My Personal Information – CA Residents, 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained, 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) pastel miniature marshmallows. Now I know why this is so familiar, though never served at any family dinner in my memory. That’s the craziest shit I have ever seen! Caught ya lookin’!”. You would NEVER those ingredients would make up anything even close to delicious but they’re a favourite of everyone who’s tried them. We here in Georgia consider mac n cheese a vegetable too. Or maybe you’ve just added marshmallows to Waldorf salad. One year it was dubbed White Trash Salad. I cannot believe this salad has made its way out of the South. Your email address will not be published. Add salad dressing. Back in the day, whipped topping was really whipped. It tasted exactly like… whipped topping out of a box. We do Watergate salad, but leave out the cherries! The only food I will mix marshmallows with besides smore ingredients and rice krispies is yams. I laughed so hard reading this post that tears started sneaking from my eye. A good homemade pimento cheese, please! Chill at least 4 hours or until marshmallows … Use pineapple tidbits, chunks or the crushed version; be sure to drain before adding to the classic ambrosia salad. But we have ours with plain mini-marshmallows and without the maraschino cherries. Thanks for the memories. I think one of my dear friends lifted it from my cookbook collection a few years back. Pour the mixture over the grapes. Thanks for the laugh and hope everyone has a blessed Holiday season!!! ~ karen. Yes, 5 Cup Salad at our house too…..1 cup of each ingredient mixed together. But let’s see, in our bastardized version, there’s no raisins but we do use mayo instead of sour cream…but then we have the mandarin oranges, cherries, walnuts, celery, apples and marshmallows. Getting ready for Thanksgiving at my Sister-in-Laws in a couple days – I’m thinking White Trash Salad (or Lucky Charms Barf) will have to be making an appearance this year!!! This made me laugh out loud! After seeing your post, I will be bringing it with me to Easter dinner! This is revolutionary. Always a side, never dessert. It's looks as well as it taste. OMG I am making that this weekend. You could probably do the same thing with chopped up Peeps. Dip one end of a marshmallow into a cup (Image 2). The Buffalo, New York … With its creamy lemon-lime base and tangy pineapple flavor, it's a tasty … Never knew the name of it and no one ever knew what I was talking about…so now I have a recipe AND it has a super fun name! There are all types of combos that are equally disgusting, but the one I like to scoff at the most is the…wait for it…lime jello with grated carrots. Chocolate Marshmallow Roll, Chocolate Marshmallow Logs, Unbaked Butterscotch Marshmallow Bars, etc. I had that cookbook also. Love this salad! ( We do still always have lime/lemon Jello with grated carrots, and crushed pinapple.). Definitely not served as dessert. We only had this salad when I was really little (the late 70s), and I think a relative made it. Beat on high speed until smooth. My mother still makes this for every holiday dinner. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving. Overnight Salad, also known as Ambrosia, Twentyfour-Hour Salad, or “that salad with the little marshmallows”, has been a holiday tradition in my husband’s family for four generations. I also like Waldorf Salad and I’m pretty sure they are in the same family of “what-the-what is that?!”. I cannot eat this salad, it makes my teeth hurt just looking at it. That’s something a crazy person would do. What ever. No idea why. Does your family know Waldorf Salad is an actual salad? And I thought White Trash Salad was hilarious!!! Cover with plastic and let set in the fridge overnight. We also make a mix of pretzles,peanuts,m&ms,chex and cherios cearel mix it with melted white chocolate chips and that is what we call white trash. Everyone body loved it! Or a shrunken head. She actually calls it Fruit Salad. I made this for a family gathering and came home with an empty dish. The family will get a kick out of the new name! And classic Waldorf salad doesn’t have chicken at all. We add actual cut up fruit too, like apples and bananas. Multi colored and flavored marshmallows, 8 oz Container cool whip, 6 oz Container strawberry banana yogurt, Fruit cocktail, Banana Chef Nena 5-minute Ambrosia salad Oh. Thanks for sharing this! I actually had a cookbook called White Trash Recipes… Of course your recipe was included. On occasion we’d call it Sour Cream Salad. I subscribe to a recipe service that has one of the side options as apple salad. SO weird, but it’s our tradition. We’ve always served it as a side dish, too. We’re not the fanciest people on earth, but we’re fancy enough to know anything that includes marshmallows should at least be served as a dessert. Fold in pudding mixture, marshmallows, oranges, and cherries. I made this dish for Easter dessert. Wow, I’ve seen this at potlucks but never partake because I think shredded coconut is like having grass in my food. This post really hit home with lots of people judging from the number of comments. ~ karen. (it’s completely oil product, i have friends who refer to dream whip and bananas as white trash vegan dessert). “Professor of Gross”, I almost had to go change clothes after than one. …and I will henceforth call it White Trash Salad from now on! Here’s to strippers, hookers, marshmallows and not caring what other people do or think. We call it 5-Cup Salad…made almost the same as yours Karen, minus the coconut. Marshmallow Salad might be the least salad-like salad ever. So I can say in total honesty, my kids ate dog food growing up. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. That’s a Relief Society staple around these parts, lol! I am making that for Easter dinner…and I always make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas too. Home » Food » Salads » Marshmallow Salad. My childhood Easter favorite is the traditional Capirotada (or Mexican bread pudding), which is hands-down one of my favorite recipes of all time.. My husband loves it! So I have been saved for the most part at family functions in my adult life. The only substitution I made was I used pecans instead of the walnuts. ~ karen. Some times my mom would put some cooked rice in it. “White Trash Salad” is a MUCH nicer name! Not really sure why, since most of my family can’t stand it, but hey, what’s Thanksgiving without tiny marshmallows? Cool Whip *is* a special occasion touch isn’t it? :( think of it as a jiggly, fake-fruit-flavored crouton. Combine fruit in large bowl, fold in sour cream & coconut. View top rated Colored marshmallow recipes with ratings and reviews. I actually made s’mores with Peeps last night and I am not even kidding when I tell you that they were the most delicious s’mores I’ve ever tasted. When my sister was a young bride she brought ambrosia to a large family gathering. Glad you enjoyed it! I forgot to tell you that Better Homes and Gardens April issue has an big article about front yard veggie gardening. :) ~ karen. Guilty pleasure! My family’s thanksgiving tradition is to add marshmallows to the tops of the yams and cook it under the broiler for a few minutes. ;). We were really upper stuff because we also add a can of fruit cocktail and glued it together with half sour cream and the other half is…….WHIPPED TOPPING. Easy Pistachio Pudding Salad is a classic dessert salad recipe made with pudding mix, cottage cheese, whipped topping, crushed pineapple and colorful marshmallows. The crazy thing is that NOBODY eats it, but it is ALWAYS a part of every holiday meal! Add colored marshmallows to mixture before garnishing, if desired. Truth is, we really never knew what to call it, other than an embarrassment. Debbie – That’s the funniest thing, when people call it fruit salad! We eat this at thanksgiving in my fam.. but we add cold, cooked rice and it is dubbed “heavenly rice”… and it is, it truly is heavenly! Add all the ingredients to a bowl and fold together. I keep trying to convince myself that it will count as the fruit salad my mother in law requested. If I used sour cream or “creme fraiche” that would totally class it up! Like a 3 bean salad. I’m an (ehmmm…) 80s baby. Dip the other end of the marshmallow into a different color. I am going to go buy the ingredients right now because I had actually forgotten about it. That’s badass. My brother took one look and said, “Look, Julie brought Lucky Charms Barf!” and that is what we have called it ever since. And along side of something with grapes and walnuts and celery mixed in whipped cream, White Trash Salad was served at fancy times (weddings and funerals) as part of the main course. That’s what we called it too! With marshmallows,pineapple chunks,cherries and pistachio pudding with cool whip. In a large mixing bowl add thawed cool whip and sour cream and stir until combined. Fold in pineapple. My mom makes a really tasty Waldorf Salad! →Follow me on Instagram where I often make a fool of myself←. Add cream cheese; let stand for 10 minutes. Cool Marshmallow Salad. 2. So glad you’re taking this public! Well, I do now! :) ~ karen. I have never had the please but it sure reminds me of Edward Scissorhands. Yeah. Those cherries in particular are glow in the dark toxic. Brittany – LOL, that’s really strange. Yes…this is a salad!!!! Good memories. This is still a SALAD! In my adult life I have made Ambrosia once and it was for dessert, I just don’t get it as a side dish? This easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad is light, fluffy and on the menu for every holiday brunch or dinner. Overall I think it turned out to be a good St Patricks Day dish. In our recipe, you do use sour cream, and either white or colored marshmallows, but instead of individual cans of fruit, we just get canned fruit cocktail – with cherries and all – and just drain and dump. Heh. But it is yummy! Nice. But we used green grapes instead of the pineapple. But it tasted fabulous to us! It was rather surprising, considering that I don’t even like them otherwise. It always sat beside the green jello, grated carrot, weird shaped salad… On Top Chef Masters last week, the chefs had to update (mostly) tacky 60s food. Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment. THIS salad was on his list of must haves so like a good girlfriend I scoured the internet to find out what the heck it was he was talking about. And yes, I did make it and yes, everyone did think it was dessert. Yes, this also makes an appearance at our family holiday dinners. Darn right you should hold your head high when you carry this salad. She’s tacky like that :). Like Crazy glue to a hard hat. Like start at Season 1 and watch them all? Oh, and is Sister Wives worth watching? And quickly. I just scared the bejeebies out of the cat sitting on my desk in front of the computer – by laughing OUT LOUD and just about screaming!! Oh, and I think there actually is something with an inkling of nutrition in marshmallows. Of course, we ate this salad many years ago – probably 50 at least. An embarrassing, loud, colourfully dressed dish that you can’t help but love. The Salad That Sounds Like an April Fools’ Joke. It is now my job to smuggle it out of the house under the cover of ageing Tupperware, to all of our holiday dinners. I’d totally forgotten it existed. Why did no one run with the idea of calling candy salad? Loved it! Seriously. We make it with whipped cream and pineapple chunks! Karen, ugly salad. My kids’ll go apeshit if I serve that with dinner. Usually just at Easter dinner with the ham…yes, side dish, not dessert. Use the rarest, sweetest cherries such as the black surinam variety, toast the coconut on a responsibly sourced plank of wood from an exotic rainforest? Ta dah! It came in a box, just white powder you put into 2 cups of milk and beat it until it was thick and creamy. For Easter, use pastel colored mini marshmallows. One of my favs was a smashed ketchup sandwich. Aren’t you just completely blown away by knowing someone like us? Couldn’t you tart this up to elevate it from its white trash orgins? It brought back to me a salad my mother-in-law made that had cottage cheese in it. 15 ounce. Karen Bertelsen. ::::fingers in ears:::: La alalal la lala…I can’t hear you, people who think this is a dessert).
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