This has nothing to do with the post, but isn't this photo lovely?
Cranberry Jello Salad. AKA: The best holiday side ever....EVER.
So here's the scoop on the salad. By the way, does anyone else have a problem with calling a non-lettuce dish a salad? Whateves.
1 bag of whole cranberries
1 orange with the peel
1 orange without the peel
1 cup of chopped pecans
1 cup of crushed pineapple with juice
2 cups sugar
1 lg. package of strawberry jello
1 lg. package of lemon jello
Place cranberries and oranges into food processor and finely chop. You can also put in the pecans, if you like a finer consistency, but you don't want pecan powder, you know.
On your stove top, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add Jello and sugar and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, remove from heat. Add your just processed fruit, pecans, and crushed pineapple; mix well. Pour into a 9 x 13 glass dish and refrigerate until set; 3-4 hours.
Serve with whipped cream...but we like the cool whip around here. Or, at least I do and so that is all I buy. Ohmygosh, I cannot WAIT to eat some pumpkin pie with cool whip! Ever tried the french vanilla on pumpkin pie? How about Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake? Do try.
As for the recipe, if it doesn't knock your socks off, I don't know what will.
Should we get the sweet stuff out of the way? I think yes. Next up, my special sweet potato casserole, that everyone loves (even if they claim to hate sweet potatoes!). Everyone likes sweet potatoes if you add enough sugar and butter, you know.