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"Many a friendship, long, loyal, and self-sacrificing, rests on no thicker a foundation than a kind word."-Frederick W. Faber-
In my family Thanksgiving was always considered the kick off to the Christmas season, and although we didn't put up our tree until
much later the next month, we would see little hints of Christmas colors and sometimes even home made Christmas decorations hung here or there as early as Thanksgiving Day. When I was a little girl there was no such thing as an artificial Christmas tree and I can still remember all of the hoop-la when those trees started appearing in local stores in my late teens.
One of our family traditions every year at Thanksgiving, and again on Christmas Eve, was to have a fruit salad that my mother and grandmother called 'heavenly hash.'
I don't know where the recipe came from but it was always one of my favorite desserts so I have continued this tradition in my own family all these years. Do you see the pretty green and red colors? It looks very festive on the table and especially when placed in some sort of a crystal bowel. I think it would be a great addition to any tea table. It would look very pretty if it were served in little crystal dishes of some sort with seasonal napkins. It's really quite simple to make.
2 cartons whipping cream
1 large box green jell-o
1 large box red jell-o
1 large can of fruit cocktail
At least one cup of mini marshmallows
At least one cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts)
Make jell-o the night before according to the directions on the package.
The next day take it out of the refrigerator and run a knife in straight lines, both ways, through it. Then place the jell-o in a large deep bowl. Drain the fruit cocktail and add to bowl. Make sure to drain well so the salad won't be watery. Whip the two cartons of whipping cream until peaks form. Add nuts, marshmallows, and whipping cream to the jell-o fruit cocktail bowl and fold all of the ingredients together. Transfer to a decorative bowl, cover, and refrigerate.
Happy Tea and friendship Tuesday everyone!
I hope all of you have a lovely day ♥
With warmest regards, Carol