Every Easter the family gathers at Mom and Dad’s for an egg hunt and dinner. The egg hunt is for their great-grandchildren now, and all of us bring a dish to compliment Mom’s ham.
Recipe: Ambrosia Salad
4 medium bananas, sliced
1 container of organic strawberries, sliced
handful of seedless grapes, sliced in half
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 c. minature marshmallows
1/4 c. shredded coconut
1/3 c. mayonnaise
1/3 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
1 apple, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1/4 c. golden raisins
1/4 c. chopped dates
Directions: Put all the fruits, nuts, and marshmallows into a large serving bowl. Add the mayo and gently mix. Cover with plastic wrap and cool for 20-30 minutes before serving.
Options: Leave out any fruit you don’t like or add/substitute other fruit. Instead of mayo, use vanilla yogurt or a cup of vanilla ice cream. If you use the ice cream, just stir it long enough to cover the fruit; the remaining ice cream will help keep the fruit salad cool. You can also serve helpings in halves of cantaloupe.
Thought of the Week: Our family’s thoughts and prayers this whole week have been concentrated on our dear daughter-in-law Amy, who underwent a mastectomy and lymphadenectomy on Tuesday as part of her treatment for stage IV IBC (inflammatory breast cancer). She is doing well. Thank you, Lord.