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Old 10-17-2004, 06:55 PM   #1
 
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Old 50's and 60's salad suggestion

Who says salad needs to be lettuce?

Try this one out, and ask the doctor why you can get neither your blood sugar or chloresteral down!

Five Cup Salad

So simple!

A cup of mini-marshmallows
A cup of flaked coconut
A cup of mandarin orage slices (the canned ones), drained
A cup of your favourite fruit cocktail, drained
A cup of sour cream

Mix, chill, and serve...

Some variance...

Substitute yoghurt for the sour cream using the flavoured ones for theme, or vanilla for simple fat reduction

Substitute maraschino cherries (drained) for fruit cocktail to REALLY make it a kid favourite

Substitute one of the newer fruit cocktails with tropical fruit, or make your own!

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Old 10-17-2004, 08:11 PM   #2
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Re: Old 50's and 60's salad suggestion

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Who says salad needs to be lettuce?

Try this one out, and ask the doctor why you can get neither your blood sugar or chloresteral down!
That's funny, lifter!!!

Gosh, I was raised on this stuff. My mother's version of Ambrosia Salad and I love it to this day!
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omg i love ambrosia
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Old 10-17-2004, 09:41 PM   #4
 
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Has either of you ever run across the "correct" recipe for "Waldorf Salad"?

If I recall correctly (geez, when can we use acronyms?)..IIRC, it was chopped walnuts, whipped cream, slivered diced apple, coconut flakes...and was an absolute dream of unhealthy eating, but expensive to make, and therefor not one I'd want to waste a lot of money experimenting with, especially if anyone here already has it in some withered old file from days of yore...
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sorry lifter but no i haven't. i'll look for it if you want me to
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I'd certainly be glad to have it, if you can dig it out of wherever...isn't it funny how the recipes you want are old ones?

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cause they're classics lol. okay i'll see if i can find the recipe for you
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Old 10-18-2004, 10:17 AM   #8
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From the withered old files....

Actually, this is from "I'll Have What They're Having -- Legendary Local
Cuisine" by Linda Stradley, History of Salads and Salad Dressings:

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1893 - Oscar Michel Tschirky (1866-1950), maitre d'hotel, is usually given credit for creating this salad for a private party on the pre-opening of New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel on March 13, 1893. He was known as "Oscar of the Waldorf." Oscar worked at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel from its opening until he retired in December of 1943.

In 1896, Oscar Tschirky compiled a cookbook called The Cook Book by Oscar of the Waldorf and gave the recipe for this salad using only apples, celery, and mayonnaise. Oscar recipe is as follows:

Waldorf salad - Peel two raw apples and cut them into small pieces, say about half and inch square, also cut some celery the same way, and mix it with the apple. Be very careful not to let any seeds of the apples be mixed with it. The salad must be dressed with a good mayonniase.

At some point, walnuts were added to the recipe. In The Waldorf-Astoria Cookbook published in 1981 by Ted James and Rosalind Cole, it includes the walnuts or pecans.

Today, there are at least 17 Billion variations on this classic. Love the stuff!
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Old 10-18-2004, 01:50 PM   #9
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Thank you Audeo ... another food history fan, obviously, only a lot better than I. I just remembered that another ingredient was celery.

In another, slighly lighter and more modern vein, take cubed apples, celery, walnuts and a little blue cheese (don't need a lot) and dress it with a vinigarette of sherry vinegar and a nut based oil (walnut, hazelnut). If the nut oil is very strong, mix it half and half with a vegetable oil. I like a little sugar, you go to taste. Definitely is NOT Waldorf salad (mayo makes it), but is a nice fall salad for those of us who live in apple lands.
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What about all those Jello salads? Made with all kinds of other ingredients (including 7 Up in one I remember reading). Growing up in the midwest, I always saw these on the potluck table, along with 50 kinds of potato salad and baked beans. Was it just 'cuz they were so easy to make?
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