11/25/08

WALDORF SALAD

My childhood memories of Thanksgiving include Grandma' s Waldorf Salad, which she sometimes called it Waldorf Apple Salad. This year I'm making it (for the first time) for our Thanksgiving at our son and daughter-in-law's house. Just in case you are interested in the very best Waldorf Salad recipe ever, here it is.

2/3 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
2 eggs beaten
Pinch of salt
2 Tablespoons Salad oil
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
4 Tablespoons orange juice
1 cup pineapple juice

Combine sugar, & flour, then add rest of ingredients above. Cook until thick. Cool till COLD. Add ½ cup thick whipping cream. Mix in diced apples (NOT Red Delicious - Granny Smiths are good), 2/3 can grated pineapple, 2/3 cup chopped pecans, marshmallow miniatures. Add chopped celery and halved red seedless grapes. Sometimes add mandarin oranges. (I don't remember these in the salad, but she had them written down in her special cookbook.) She may have made this the night before to let the flavors blend.


I can vividly remember Grandma cutting each grape in half to remove the seeds, because back in the 50's, there were no seedless grapes. It was my favorite holiday dish ever. She did make a great oyster dressing, too.....and homemade pies, and cookies, and cakes...great memories.

"OUT ON A LIMB" Fluid Acrylics on 140#CP Arches 24 x 18"

5 comments:

Dawn said...

this is the fanciest waldorf salad recipe I think I have seen. It must be fantastic!
mine is much easier with pecans, celery, apples and green jello :o
love your beautiful apple painting too!

Sweetwater Designs said...

This is just beautiful..I've never heard of fluid acrylics! Love it..the waldorf salad sounds pretty good too! :)

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

This sounds like a wonderful recipe. I would love to try it. thanks for posting it.
Beautiful painting also.

Sandy said...

Wow....Sandy this is great! Don't have time for catch up right now but wanted to drop off a holiday message for you...have a great one. I for one, am thankful to see your art!

Nick said...

Beautiful Sandy. Can't help but be reminded of the hilarious Waldorf Salad episode of Fawlty Towers, my favorite from that series. Hope you've seen it, or will!