I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Going Green in a Delicious Way

In the late 70’s to mid 80’s I worked as a Deli-Bake Manager at Star Market. On the bakery end we would make fresh donuts daily and on the Deli end there were quite a few of the salads that we made in store. This was the one salad we could never keep enough of; it went as fast as we made it. Back in the early 80’s you would see this salad at every picnic or potluck family get together. It’s no wonder it was so popular, it was a pretty shade of green, it was sweet & creamy, easy to make and very inexpensive. I’m surprised that I don't see it as much anymore. I did happen to spot it this weekend at a local supermarket in the Deli section, it brought back many memories.

Pistachio Salad

1 lg. can crushed pineapple (do not drain)
1 pkg. Jell-O pistachio instant pudding mix
1 sm. container Cool Whip
2 cups of miniature marshmallows
1 cup of chopped pecans

Mix pineapple and pudding. Add Cool Whip, marshmallows and pecans. Mix together thoroughly. Let salad set overnight before serving.


Judy said...

You always bring back such fun memories. I had forgotten about that salad. I use to love it...and it is so easy to make. Maybe I'll give it a try again just for fun.

Gattina said...

What a pretty green color! I'll ask my husband if he can recall anything about this salad.

ButtaBuns said...

The movie Edward Scissorhands is the first thing that comes to mind, the scene where all the nosy neighbors are stuffing his mouth full of their ambrosias and potluck items. LOL!

Retrofood said...

Green fluff! Wow.

Anonymous said...

I hate to admit it, but I love this stuff.