Date: November 25, 2014 03:32PM
I'm laughing (not just at this...also at the other thread where "I've definitely been had" ;) )...
My favorite thing about Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners when I was growing up (the same dishes were served at each), was what I, when I was growing up, renamed "Thousand Kings Salad" (because it was so good that it should have been the favorite dish of a thousand kings :D )...
roughly chopped (into single-bite sizes) green raw cabbage
pecan pieces (not salted or roasted)
maraschino cherries (drained, without stems...at least a jar, maybe more)
In a dressing of:
equal (and generous) parts of really good quality mayonnaise, and WHIPPED, good quality whipped cream, with white sugar added to taste after the mayonnaise and whipped cream have been combined.
It's not Frog Eye Salad...but a quick reading of the ingredients puts it, I think, in the same general category.
And I don't know about Frog Eye Salad...but Thousand Kings Salad is really good!
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/25/2014 03:34PM by tevai.
Date: November 26, 2014 10:51AM
What the hell?!?
I grew up with the candied yams and my mom caught the marshmallow topping on fire every year. I still despise yams and sweet potatoes, no matter how they're prepared. BF and I have a solid foundation built on our mutual dislike of yams and sweet potatoes. :)
As for frog-eye salad, I'm not a fan. I remember eating it in 3rd grade when my teacher, Mrs. Weisner, brought it for a treat. Because I was a child and didn't know any better, I thought it was good at the time. A few years later I wised up. Years of eating cottage cheese and jello with "dressing" on a bed of nasty iceberg lettuce finally took its toll.
The pasta in frog eye salad could be any of these items: Acini di Pepe, Tapioca (still hate tapioca pudding too, blech) or Israeli Couscous. I found out the latter when I bought some, put it into a yummy tuna pasta salad and realized the texture was made in hell. I'm not too picky of an eater, but I truly detest the texture of that kind of pasta, except in soup.
I also don't understand canned spinach. If you feed that to your kids when you can afford fresh or frozen, you hate your progeny. Canned salmon is decent ONLY if you know how to prepare it right. A mixture of soggy crackers and creamed mushroom soup doesn't count.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/26/2014 10:54AM by Itzpapalotl.
Date: November 25, 2014 04:21PM
> Thank goodness my state has persimmon bread. It
> was noted that yams are popular in CA; we're
> having a sweet potato pie along with a pumpkin pie
> on thanksgiving. We also have real whipped cream.
> My son makes homemade cranberry sauce to die for.
> No wine this year, as I'm on the wagon. But there
> will be handmade mashed potatoes, real gravy and
> herbal stuffing. I got a hold of a turkey breast
> the size of Rhode Island and a good time is
> projected for all.
I love persimmons (I eat both kinds all the time when they're in season)...but I've not yet had persimmon bread, and it sounds really good!!! :)
Sweet potato pie...pumpkin pie...and real, homemade, whipped cream are all on our menu (we get our pumpkin pie and whipping cream from Whole Foods...our butter, too---so it's all organic, and really good).
I love homemade cranberry sauce (this is usually one of the things I do)...and Paul makes great garlic-and-real-butter mashed Yukon gold potatoes (he grew up in Alaska; Yukon gold potatoes mean "Alaska" to him :) ), and his favorite gravy, too.
Sounds wonderful and delicious, Don.
Happy Thanksgiving!!! :)
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/25/2014 04:22PM by tevai.
Date: November 26, 2014 01:56AM
What is that salad made from tapioca, whipped cream, and green jello? I think it had pineapple in it, sometimes...recipe came from Southern Utah Mormon relatives.
In California, my Mormon family used to make "ambrosia salad" which was equal parts whipped cream, sour cream, mini marshmallows, mandarin oranges, and maraschino cherries.
I always hated those sweet canned yams with the marshmallows on top and (gag) maple syrup--even too sweet for my very sweet tooth. I had the same experience of learning to love a real sweet potato, and sweet potato fries.