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    Another Thanksgiving Tradition Lime Green Jello Salad

    My GrandMother ALWAYS without fail had a bowl of what the local farm ladies called Aspic for Thanksgiving Dinner.
    I never learned to make it from her which is surprising as I was raised by her and my Father and she included me in helping prep nearly every meal.
    I recently stumbled onto this recipe, and plan to try it this Thanksgiving to see if it is in fact close to what she made.
    The recipe and ingredients sound a little strange, and it is definitely '50's side dish but as I remember it everything came together really well and provided a tsunami of flavor and textures. Walnuts and Celery for crunch, this recipe doesn't call for the celery but I do plan to add it finely chopped as I remember it providing a nice texture.
    It will be interesting to see if childhood memories are accurate. I remember liking it but not LOVING it. It was kind of one of those things of there it is I have to give it a try because it IS Thanksgiving.
    Sweet, sour, crunchy, and soft. It pretty much hits all the textures and the flavor is actually surprisingly good in my memories.
    https://homecookingmemories.com/lime...ese-pineapple/
    Last edited by Debra; November 14, 2021, 08:27 AM.

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    I definitely ate this Jello Salad growing up as did my Wife with her Family. I'm sure many of us Midwestern raised people had this on several Holidays and Special Occasions. A few times per year I ask my Wife to make Lime Jello with Pears which is no match for the recipe you posted Debra. Happy Holidays Debra enjoy your Jello Salad.

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      #3
      I've had that a couple of times, but pistachio salad (aka Watergate salad) has been the real mainstay since I was a kid.

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        #4
        We used to call it the Mean Green Jello in our house. But Mom always used Cool Whip instead of cottage cheese. I love that stuff. Made it a few times for my family and they gave it a meh. I keep telling them they are nuts but leaves more for me !! Thanks for the memory !!

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          #5
          A Holiday staple, on th table...

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            #6
            I remember various jellos layered with cool whip and the drained fruit from canned fruit cocktail. Debra I, too, am a Midwestern girl!

            Now I had to trip down memory lane….recipes saved my my grandma and aunties.

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            Last edited by SheilaAnn; November 14, 2021, 12:12 PM. Reason: Added pics

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            • SheilaAnn
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              Debra I would be down for that. Actually, I am VP of my culinary historians club here is Southern California. I could really go down a rabbit hole with all this.

              Huskee Spinaker thoughts?

            • Mr. Bones
              Mr. Bones commented
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              Fergot crushed or tidbit pineapple, an shredded coconut...

            • Spinaker
              Spinaker commented
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              I love that idea! Let me check to make sure we do not already have one. SheilaAnn

            #7
            This is a fun post. Did anyone's Mom put slivered carrots in orange Jello? I think we had chopped cabbage in Jello too...not positive on that one.

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            • Debra
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              I ABSOLUTELY remember slivered carrots in orange jello. I loved it.

            #8
            Here’s our version :-)

            Green Salad - Holiday

            1 pckg lime jello
            1/2 cup chopped celery
            1 cup diced pineapple
            1/2 cup walnuts
            1/2 mashed up avocado
            1 cup cool whip

            Prepare the lime jello per directions on box. Refrigerate until set. Mix the remaining ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

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            • ecowper
              ecowper commented
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              To make it very 1970’s, everything is from a can and/or cool whip. None of this fancy, modern, artisanal, fresh stuff.

            • Mr. Bones
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              My Version
              LINK

            • ecowper
              ecowper commented
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              Ya got me to click Mr. Bones ….. pretty funny

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