Friday, November 20, 2009

Holiday Fruit Salad

Man oh man Thanksgiving dinner is getting more expensive every year! I got up early and went to Wal-mart, spent well over $100 dollars. This year we're all responsible for a dish and I'm making the fruit salad and stuffing. I also got some eggnog because I know my niece likes it. And...because hubby is spending the holiday with his family in Boca Raton we're going to celebrate by making a little dinner on Sunday when he returns. So I also bought a Butterball turkey.

Of course, the money I spent wasn't just for Thanksgiving dinner items. But it sure got me to thinking how much I would have spent had I been prepared to cook the whole meal, like years before. It was my daughter's idea that we all contribute this year.

I'm sooooooooo ready for it to get here, being that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I'll get a few extra days off from work, too, which is always nice.

My fruit salad:
1 large can fruit cocktail - drained
1 small can mandarin oranges - drained
1 jar cherries - drained
2 bananas - sliced thin
1 cup fresh coconut - shredded
1 cup walnuts - chopped up
2 cups small marshmallows
1 apple - peeled and chopped up
1 medium size container of sour cream

Mix everything together. Makes a great side dish but I eat mine as dessert.


Jane said...

Thanks for the recipe. It sounds delicious. My cousin likes to put a can of mango juice in her fruit salad.

Linda Henderson said...

I love fruit, so I know I would like this recipe.

Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...Fruit salad sounds divine:) ~Nancy

Tory Richards said...

Oh, that sounds yummy Jane. I'll have to try that.

Tory Richards said...

I love this salad Linda but for some reason I only make it during the holidays. It's cool and refreshing and would make a great summer side dish, too.

Tory Richards said...

Thanks Nancy! Are you doing anything special for Thanksgiving?

SiNn said...

yummm this sounds awesome!

Tory Richards said...

It's even better when my granddaughter makes it, SiNn...she doesn't use a spoon when it's time to mix it all together. Course, we made her wash her hands:)