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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Cold, Crisp and Creamy

When I worked at a party house this salad was requested most often, especially for weddings. Sometimes we had to make batches of waldorf salad big enough to feed 400 people that was a lot of apple chopping. It really is a delicious salad, especially in the hot weather. It’s nice, cold and crisp. Be very careful if using as a picnic salad, it has to remain cold due to the mayonnaise.

Waldorf salad

3 medium apples, unpeeled, cored, chopped (Golden, Red Delicious, Granny smith, Cortland, Wine sap, Empire) you choose
3 stalks of celery, diced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 of a cup Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Combine the apples, celery, walnuts and raisins in a large bowl.
Combine the mayonnaise and lemon juice Stir mayonnaise mixture into apple mixture. Chill before serving.

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