Food

Bring Back The Retro Dishes!

So this weekend, I had a sudden urge-don’t ask me why-to make Ambrosia Salad. I did make a modernized, healthier version of it, but it is dessert all the same. It really is anything but salad. Here’s what I combined in a bowl:

  • 1 cup green seedless grapes
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 cups “lite” whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream

Here’s what it looked like:

Now I seem to remember the real recipe calls for maraschino cherries and small marshmallows but I just couldn’t bring myself to add those-I was trying to stay somewhat on the healthier side! Anyway, I thought it was delicious, as did my daughter, and she wound up eating a pretty good amount of fruit!

It got me thinking about other “retro” classics. My Aunt used to make an amazing Rum Bundt Cake. I will get her to give us the recipe. I can’t remember a holiday growing up without a trifle or a cheesecake from Aunt Clara with the layer of sour cream across the top. Maybe it’s time to bring these babies back this holiday season! Got any old faves of your own?

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