Monday, December 19, 2016

The Green Holiday Salad

This retro Green Holiday Salad will be on lots of tables during the holidays. Each family seems to have their own recipe for this amazing salad that has been handed down from Grandma to Mom's and Aunts until it finally ends up on our table as well. I rarely remember a family holiday meal that we didn't have this salad. In our family we called it "The Green Salad", everyone just seemed to know which one it was. Recently I made the recipe for a holiday meal and remember all the wonderful family dinners where we would always find "The Green Salad". I often wondered as a young woman why we called it a salad when it was clearly dessert for me. I still love "The Green Salad" and it will sure be on our table again this year!

The Green Holiday Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Salad or Dessert It Is Delicious


The Green Holiday Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

The Green Holiday Salad
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
1 (3.4 ounce) lime jello
1 cup boiling water
1 (4 ounce) block cream cheese
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple,drained
1 cup 7-Up
1/2 pint whipping cream
Directions
Dissolve the jello in 1 cup boiling water. Stir until completely dissolved.
In a small mixing bowl with an electric mixer, mix the cream cheese, pecans, drained pineapple until completely blended.
Stir in the 7-up into the jello .
Add the cream cheese mixture to the jello and stir until blended.
Stiffly beat the whipping cream into the mixture until it is blended. 
Chill in the refrigerator until completely set.
Enjoy!

I Always Double This Recipe, We Never Have Left Overs

The Green Holiday Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Enjoy!

The Green Holiday Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Thanks so much for stopping by today to enjoy this very special family recipe with us.  It is always very special to spend time in the kitchen with you and be sure to come back soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

7 comments:

  1. Boy I have not had this salad for years but I sure am gonna try it now!
    Thanks,
    Sandy

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  2. Calling it a salad makes it feel that healthier and acceptable as a side so you can still have dessert! Mmmm!

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  3. Hope you had a great Christmas - Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner Link up!

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  4. this sounds amazing oh so yummy I thought at first you would be sharing watergate salad but oh no something that sounds like it caem from same generation but oh so different thanks will be making soon
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  5. Your Green Salad looks wonderful, Miz Helen. It's a lovely holiday tradition, and I do thank you for sharing it with us at Hearth and Soul. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  6. Always a holiday favorite and of course my kids love it just about any time. Thanks for the recipe.

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