Friday, March 5, 2010

Fruit Salad, Yummy Yummy

That is the first "real song" (if you can call it that) my husband ever heard my son singing. We were grocery shopping, and my little boy was singing "fruit salad, yummy, yummy!" My husband, not being the stay-at-home-Wiggle-watching parent like me, was wondering what the heck he was singing. Anyway, that was a long time ago! But it really does relate to my post today!


Here is one of my all-time favorite fruit salad recipes. It's my grandma's and it is oh, so good! She used to make it a lot. I think it's funny how food can bring back so many memories! I wrote the recipe exactly as I have it copied from my mom, but I often make changes. I left it the same, so no one in my family can complain that it's not really grandma's recipe ;)
First off, I just don't like the canned fruit cocktail. The grapes in there are really gross to me, so I skip that ingredient, and add some better fruit instead. Also, I don't often have buttermilk. To remedy this, you can add one Tablespoon of lemon juice to a cup of milk, and have a similar taste. Or, if I don't do that, I just use regular milk and French Vanilla pudding. My husband is not a huge coconut fan, so I very rarely add that. It doesn't need the coconut at all. If you leave it out, it's still delicious! And, my last tip, is my most important one. Use Dole pineapple! I will buy generic or store brands of many things, but pineapple is not one of them. Dole pineapple is 20 times better than any other I've ever had. Worth every extra penny! Enjoy your Friday, I'm off to make some Chicken Chow Mein for dinner. Yep, starting early so I'll be done and can scrap the day away.

6 comments:

Jenni said...

If memory serves my family loved this salad too! I hope that you got lots of scrapping done, I am wishing that was what I was doing!

Amy said...

sounds yummy!

Michelle said...

I love that you have Cool Whip instead of whipped cream because when I see that I wonder if it's the whipping cream in the carton or the Cool Whip in the tub. I LOVE desserts like this - soooo yum. And a great colored flowery page too!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

That's cute that your son made up his own song. Maybe you could make a sb page of that memory and combine it with your recipe here.

I like the paper your chose for recipe since it's from your grandmother and this is a very grandmotherly print.

Angela said...

Mmmm, sounds good! I have to laugh because I don't like fruit cocktail either....

Chris said...

awesome card, sounds delish!!