Saturday, March 22, 2008

Saturday Stirrings

You can tell from my previous post I have fruit on the brain. Maybe it has something to do with spring and Easter!

At a time of year when fresh fruit at the grocery store isn't all that appetizing (or affordable), this recipe might be just the thing! Or perhaps you are in much too much of a hurry to peel and chop apples? This will be perfect! Or maybe you'd just like to make one of the best tasting fruit salads I've ever had? You would? Well, here ya go! Just take it and make it! Comes from Grandma who got it from her daughter-in-law who got it from someone else in her family. And that's as far back as I know!

Creamy Fruit Salad
1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges, drained
1 can (8 1/4 oz) sliced peaches, drained
1 can (8 oz) pineapple chunks, drained
1 cup mini marshmallows
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup sugar
Walnuts, chopped (optional)
Maraschino cherries, sliced in half (optional)

Combine fruit, nuts and marshmallows. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, yogurt, and sugar until smooth. Pour over fruit, toss, and chill 15 minutes.

FiddleDeeDee has a really neat recipe for teaching the Easter story to kids. Check it out along with other wonderful recipes here.


kari and kijsa said...

Yum!! Happy Easter weekend to you!

kari & kijsa

Wifey said...

Yummy! A variation on this always shows up at my church's potlucks.

Kim said...

I think we ALL have fruit on the brains at this time of year :-) I'm so glad Florida strawberries are available. I love my Michigan apples but after a long winter, it's nice to have something else fresh for a change.
Thanks for sharing!

The Apron Queen said...

I love anything quick. And I love fruit. So, I double love this recipe!

Stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen for My Big Fat Greek Salad. I apologize ahead of time for playing with my food.

Anonymous said...

Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

This salad looks great. I will have to try it. Just wanted to let you know I got your package today. Thanks so much! What an awesome assortment--I like Michaels' too!
I love reading your blog, but I usually don't have time to comment because that everytime I try someone comes and stands beside me. (like now--right in the middle of while I am trying to read or comment.)

Fiddledeedee said...

You put the word "easy" in a recipe, and I'm all over it. That sounds great for one of our family gatherings!

Kelli said...

I've been looking eveyrwhere for this recipe online.


You saved the day for me :)