Every family has that one special recipe that is demanded at every family event. It is the recipe that has been in the family for years and is passed down from generation to generation. It is the recipe that friends beg for the secret ingredient and wish they could replicate it as good as your. It is the recipe that appeases picky eaters, food connoisseur and everyone in between. It is the family’s pride and joy.
Okay, so this isn’t THAT recipe. Our family really doesn’t have one. BUT what we do have is a simple recipe that reappears year after year. It is a recipe that friends raise a questioning eyebrow at, my kids drool over and my family fights for the last bowl! That recipe is MARSHMALLOW SALAD!
I don’t remember the first time I had this delicious summer time dessert. I just remember it being present on hot summer days at our annual family picnic and there was a ton of it! I have never known a recipe with three simple ingredients, zero prep time and strange food combinations to cause so much joy. I do remember it was my grandmother’s favourite summer time dessert to make. .
Every July, this magically salad makes an appearance for my Father’s birthday. If you were to ask my Dad what he wanted for his birthday supper Marshmallow salad is always his first response. This year it made an early appearance. After his father passed away (my PAPA), my kids were trying to think of some way to make my Dad feel better. DS8 suggested we make him marshmallow salad. Although, marshmallow salad can not bring back a loved one, it does bring at the warm fuzzes in my family.
Although it may seem odd adding sour cream to a dessert, but it is truly delicious! My go-to sour cream of choice is GayLea’s. Fresh, delicious and so creamy! Don’t knock it until you have tried it!
- 1 250 g tub of Sour Cream
- 1 Pkg of small marshmallows (colour ones are optional!)
- 1 large can of canned fruit
- 1 small can of pineapples.
- Open canned fruit and drain.
- Dump fruit, marshmallows, and sour cream into a bowl.
Does your family have a weird or traditional family recipe?