Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas & Food - Recipe

In getting ready for Christmas Dinner, I'm making our holiday jellied salad today - the best one you've ever had, I promise! I looked up the recipe in this book: My mom and Grandma worked on compiling all the best family recipes and food related stories right before Grandma passed away. It's full of old time family recipes, pictures, and funny stories!
My Mom, Beccy, is standing in the back beside my Grandpa
Reading and reminiscing through the book, as I dallied on getting to my cooking, I read that Grandpa Sylvanus Shantz (my Great-Grandfather - who passed away before I was born) hated carrots. REALLY?! See, ever since I was a kid, I have been unable to eat fruit cobbler. It literally makes me barf. Apparently, just like my Great Grandpa, who had the same problem, my Mom and Grandma would tell me. Now reading that he hated carrots too (as I do. Fresh is ok, cooked is OUT. I wonder if he was the same way?) strange is it the things that runs in our genes!! I think we would've got along just great at family functions, my Grandpa and me!

Anyway, here is a Shantz family favourite guaranteed not to make you barf. Delish!!!

Apple Dream Salad (family favourite for special occasions)

1 pkg lemon jello
Make jello. Chill until like "egg white" consistency.
Add and then let set:
1 unpeeled apple, cut in chunks
1 banana, sliced
1 can crushed pineapple, drained (reserve juice)
4T sugar
1 egg, beaten
1T flour
reserved pineapple juice
Cook until thick. Cool. Add prepared Dream Whip (1 pkg). Spread over jello. May be garnished with walnuts (optional).

1 comment:

  1. Guess what? I've just made the jello and sat down to check your blog! :) Delish is an understatement although there are varied opinions on when during the meal you should eat it or on which plate you should place it. Wonder if that runs in the genes? lol