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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Nostalgic Salads

My tastebuds had a trip down Memory Lane this past week at our monthly Bunko Group.  The hostesses brought out two classic salad recipes (at least to my southern taste buds), plus the always yummy brocolli slaw.  Thanks to Stephanie, I now share the recipes with you.

George Washington Salad
2 small boxes of cherry jello ( dark cherry is best if you can find it. But have used regular cherry, cranberry or combined the two.)
2 cups boiling water
1 large can crushed pineapple
1 can cherry pie filling

Mix jello in water. Add undrained pineapple and cherry pie filling. Let set until firm, even overnight, then “ ice” with topping.
Topping:
1 8 oz. Cream cheese
1 8 oz. Sour cream
½ cup confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup pecans, chopped
Refrigerate.

Broccoli Slaw

1 large head of cabbage ( or 1 pkg. of angel hair cabbage)
1 large head of broccoli ( or 2 packages broccoli cole slaw)
1 chopped red onion( I use 1/3 of that or omit entirely)
1 box or raisins ( or ¾ of container)
1 can peanuts ( or ¾ of container). Add at last minute

Mix together. Dress with Marzetti’s Cole Slaw Dressing ( about ½ - 2/3 of the jar)


GARDEN PARTY CHICKEN SALAD

1 ½ cups cooked rice ( regular rice, not instant or 10 min)
2 Tblsps. Salad oil ( I used olive oil)
1 Tblsp. Cider vinegar
½ tsp. curry
Combine and refrigerate overnight. Next day, combine and blend into rice mixture:

2 ½ cups cooked, cubed chicken
1 cup chopped celery
1/ cup chopped green pepper
1 10 oz. Package tiny green peas—uncooked
½ cup mayo




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