The Color of Christmas: Red, White, and Green
The following “salads” were always traditional at Christmas. Although they had other names, they became known just as “the red salad, the white salad, and the green salad.” I know this is strange! But don’t let that keep you from trying them!
Nannie's Cranberry Cream Salad
1 pkg cherry gelatin
1 c. hot water
1/2 c. cold water
1 1-lb. can whole cranberry sauce
1/2 c. diced celery
1/4 c. chopped pecans
1 c. sour cream
Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Add cold water. Let chill until slightly thickened. Break up cranberry sauce with a fork. Stir into gelatin with celery and nuts. Fold in sour cream. Pour into oiled one-qt. mold or just pour into a favorite dish. Chill.
Nannie's White Salad
16 large marshmallows
1 sm. can crushed pineapple, drained
1 pint whipping cream
Melt together the marshmallows and pineapple. While this mixture is cooling, whip the cream.
Add nuts to the marshmallow mixture. Stir and then fold in whipping cream. Chill. That’s it!
Ganna's Green Salad – also known as Creamy Lime Salad
1 pkg lime gelatin
¾ c. boiling water
1 cup evaporated milk
9 oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained
2 T. lemon juice
1 cup cottage cheese
½ c. chopped nuts
½ c. finely chopped celery
½ c. mayonnaise
Dissolve lime gelatin in boiling water.
Cool slightly, and then stir in evaporated milk.
Chill until mixture is very thick, but not set. Stir in crushed pineapple, lemon juice, cottage cheese, chopped nuts, celery, and mayonnaise.
Pour into a bowl. Chill until firm.