Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Traditional Fare

Ok, since I don't have any sewing to talk about, I thought I'd post a recipe.

We have a very strict Thanksgiving menu at our house; everyone has something special that they require for it to be 'Thanksgiving Dinner'.

One of these dishes is my Aunt Judy's Apple Salad. She began bringing it to family gatherings when I was a school kid and it became a requirement. Now I have my own copy of the recipe and yes, it's part of our annual Thanksgiving feast miles and miles away from the rest of the family. Here' tis:

Aunt Judy's Apple Salad:

( make the congealed portion the day before the meal)

2 3-oz pkg Lime Jello
2 c small marshmallows
4 large red apples, cored and chopped
1 15 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 c. chopped pecans

Place Jello and marshmallows into a 9x13 pan; pour 2 c boiling water over and stir until the marshmallows are dissolved. Add 1 cup cold water to cool, then add apples, pineapple and nuts. Refrigerate overnight. Next day, add the dressing.


3/4 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs, beaten
Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup whipping cream, whipped

In a saucepan, beat together sugar, eggs and lemon juice. Cook until thick. Let it cool completely, then fold into the whipped cream and spread over the set jello.


So...anyone else want to share a traditional favorite? Leave a comment and we'll come check it out!


  1. Thanks for sharing. We don't have any particular recipes that are strictly made at Thanksgiving, but a good repetoire of them that we pick from with an odd ball new one thrown in once in a while.

  2. Oh, this sounds wonderful!! Thank you for sharing it!! I made cranberry pecan biscotti this weekend while wrapping Christmas gifts. I posted the recipe on my blog today.

  3. Hi,
    I think I have to add this to my menu! Thanks.


  4. Hi, Lisa!! Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. Don't be too impressed that I have my Christmas gifts wrapped. I don't have a husband and children to care for. My time is entirely my own when I get home from work in the evening and all weekend long. I have far more time to do things like that than someone like you who has the responsibility of running a household. I usually buy my Christmas gifts during after Christmas sales, and then store them until the next Autumn. That way I can buy nice gifts but I don't break the bank. Hope you have some time to do some sewing this week. I'm really looking forward to the four-day Thanksgiving weekend (we get Thursday and Friday off next week), so I plan on sequestering myself in my seiwng room and really getting some things done during those four days!