Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Holiday Recipes

Janet and I were talking and we thought this would be a great time to share some family holiday recipes, so that we might get new ideas for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

My Mother-in-law has several great jello salads that she makes for the holidays, so I thought I'd share some of my favorites.

Blueberry Salad

2 sm pkgs raspberry jello
1 can blueberry pie filling
1 sm can crushed pineapple

Mix jello with 2 cups hot water, stir in pineapple and pie filling; let set up. She usually uses a 9x13 inch glass pan.


1 8-oz softened cream cheese
1 8-oz container sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
sugar to taste

Whip together until smooth. Spread over set jello.

Eggnog Salad

1 tsp gelatin
¼ cup water
1 can sliced pears
1 pkg lemon jello
1 cup sour cream
¾ cup eggnog
1 can mandarin oranges 11oz, drained

In a small bowl, combine gelatin and water. Set aside. Drain pears, save juice, set aside. Add enough water to pear juice to make 2 cups, bring to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat, stir in gelatin mixture and lemon jello, till smooth. Cool 15 minutes.

Stir in sour cream and eggnog. Dice pears and add fruit to jello. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate.

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