Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Watergate Salad

No family holiday was complete during my childhood without Watergate Salad.  I have no idea why it's called that . . . perhaps it was a favorite of President Nixon? 

My Mom never used a recipe . . . she just always whipped it up and chilled before any family event.  When I got married and didn't see her for every holiday, I craved it.  I've never seen it served by anyone else, but it should be.  It's delightful. 

A few years ago I called my Mom for the ingredients and made it myself.  Mmmm, reminds me of home. 

I decided to make it for our Easter lunch this year with friends.  Here's how you do it:

Mix together one 3.4 oz pistachio pudding mix with one 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple.  Makes a pretty green . . .
Then mix in 1/2 cup of chopped pecans and about 2 cups of mini marshmallows.
The final step in folding in one regular size container of Cool Whip.  Cover and chill until ready to serve . . . and all holiday dishes are best served in a pretty dish! 

Nom, nom, nom.  Enjoy!
 
 
Watergate Salad
 
Ingredients:
 
1 3.4 oz of pistachio pudding
1 20 oz can of crushed pineapple, undrained.
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
2 cups of mini marshmallows
1 regular size container of Cool Whip
 
Directions:
 
Mix together the pudding and crushed pineapple until blended.  Add the pecans and marshmallows until combined.  Fold in one container of Cool Whip.  Chill and serve.


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