Monday, March 17, 2008
Now, I have told you before, my mom is an amazing cook. She uses her food to love on people, show off and well, to eat well. I love visiting her in part because of the food. I mean, she makes breakfast everyday while we are there! During dinner one night though, she pulled out a retro recipe favorite.
"Oh! I forgot the apple salad!" she says in the middle of dinner.
I remembered earlier seeing a bowl of marshmallows in the fridge and thought: 'Looks like we are having salad with dinner.'
This recipe is one that my mother claims she got from my grandmother from a 1950's cookbook. The salad is made from apples, marshmallows and celery. The dressing is mayonnaise, sugar and lime juice. If that is not a retro salad, I'm not sure what is.
She even jazzed it up a little by using pastel colored marshmallows.
I give Andrew a spoonful of salad and he looks at it skeptically.
He sorts out the marshmallows "Po, Lala, Dipsy and Tinki!"
I guess this time I can't blame him for confusing his salad with the Teletubbies.
So next time you are making salad, and you feel like it needs a little something...do what our grandmothers did: Add a few marshmallows!
You may get teased, but it sure makes for a memorable salad.