Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Green Salad

Speaking of Thanksgiving and recipes, no family get-together of my clan is complete without what is called, simply, the Green Salad. The green does not refer to plants. It's lime Jello. Where my mom got this recipe, I do not know. And really, who thinks of combining lime jello, cream cheese and pineapple? But it works!

You can make this in a bowl, or in a blender. I prefer the blender version, but family purists insist on the bowl version, as it allows for the occasional surprise chunk of cream cheese.

You will need:

1 small package line Jello
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup table cream (this recipe is not for the cholesterol-challenged, obviously!)
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup boiling water

1. Add boiling water to Jello; stir until dissolved.
2. Add cream cheese and blend.
3. Add cream and pineapple; stir.
4. Pour in mold and chill overnight.

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