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Another Thanksgiving Tradition Lime Green Jello Salad

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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.
    Last edited by Debra; November 14, 2021, 08:27 AM.

    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.


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


        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 !!


          A Holiday staple, on th table...


            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


            • 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

            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.


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

            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.


            • 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
              Mr. Bones commented
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              My Version

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


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