Friday, June 18, 2010

Passed Down From One Generation To The Next

I'm a girl who loves to try all kinds of food. I live by the philosophy that you have to try something at least once before you can say you don't like it! But no matter how fancy or fofo or exotic the food is I still love the simple (and yes sometimes semi-homemade) food that I grew up eating. Comfort Food. Simple delicious food that you come to expect as part of certain family get togethers or when you are sick or just want some good ole' love and comfort that you can eat! : )

This fruit salad is one of those food for me. And I am sure that each one of you has this recipe or a version of this recipe that you too make for family get togethers or potluck lunches. It is simple and easy. My family has been eating this fruit salad for generations; passed down from my great-grandmother to my grandmother, to my mom and now on to me. This is the perfect salad for any meal anytime. We have eaten it at Thanksgiving, Easter, summer BBQs, breakfasts and brunch. And if there are ever any leftovers I will eat this salad as a snack.

Like I said this is the version of the salad that I grew up eating and still enjoy today.


Peach Pie Fruit Salad
by Heather of Kitchen Concoctions
Printable Version
Prep Time: 12 minutes Refrigeration Time: at least 1 hour Serves: 8-10 as a side

1 (21 ounce) can peach pie filling
2 can (20 oz.) pineapple tidbits or pineapple chunks, drained
2 can (15 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
1 pint strawberries, washed and sliced
1 cup pecan halves
3 bananas, sliced

Mix all ingredients, except the pecans and banana, in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. Right before serving stir in the pecans and sliced banana. Serve chilled. Note: You can add more or less of any of the fruit or nuts just depending on your tastes or what you have on hand.


And WAIT I can't leave without announcing the winner of the Kroger Co. Family Stores $30 gift card. I apologize for not announcing this sooner (and not blogging very much at all lately) but I have been fighting a cold. The winner is (chosen randomly from random.org) is:

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Dana please contact (email) me with your mailing address.

Thank you to all of you who entered and helped with the pound for pound challenge.

2 comments:

  1. My mother use to make this salad for cook outs. She would use maraschino cherries instead of strawberries though. So yummy. Thanks for reminding me of it!

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  2. My mother use to make this salad for cook outs. She would use maraschino cherries instead of strawberries though. So yummy. Thanks for reminding me of it!

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