A Blessed Weekend

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.


About Cyranette

I have been writing since I was 11 and am now a grandmother of 9. Aside from my family, I love writing, reading, movies, gardening, genealogy, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 19 years. I am a survivor of rape, abuse, and cancer. I believe in love, kindness, and common sense. I was born/raised in Indiana and have lived in Massachusetts, Texas, and California. I have visited: most of the United States, British Columbia, Germany, Austria, and Costa Rica. My husband and I would like to visit England, Europe, and New Zealand and to take a train ride along the Canadian/American border. I have written essays, articles, short stories, a romance novel, a self-help book, and several children's books.
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