Yesterday was my Grandma Kay's 95th birthday! This is my dad's mom and the only true grandparent I've had in my life. We have bonded over old movies, Neil Diamond, crocheting, kitties and dessert! And a recipe that has stuck with me that she used to make time and time again is Ambrosia Fruit Salad. She often made this sweet side dish for the holidays and as an extremely picky kid, I usually had a small pile of corn, a roll and a ginormous scoop of this colorful fruit on my plate for Christmas. I've come a long ways since then, but I still had to have three helpings of this yesterday! Since she now lives in a convalescent hospital, she can no longer cook for herself and is often quite dissatisfied by the food they serve her.. so for her bday dessert, I made her Ambrosia Fruit Salad. She ate more of this than her lunch!
What you'll need:
Big can of fruit cocktail
Regular can of pineapple chunks
1 cup of mini fruit flavored marshmallows
1 tub of lite cool whip
Thoroughly drain the fruit cocktail and pineapple. There is pineapple in the fruit cocktail but that's not enough for me, so I add a can more! In a medium size bowl, toss in the fruit and fold in the cool whip and marshmallows. Make it pretty by topping it with maraschino cherries!