Last week I spent the week cooking and organizing food for our 250 VBS teachers to make sure they had yummy snacks for the break room, and this week we're at youth camp (Falls Creek if you're familiar with OK) where I'm helping cook for 200 middle schoolers (pray for me!). So, food has been front and center in my mind and I've been sharing a few of our favorite family recipes with you lately.
Like last week's Squash Casserole, this is another family favorite, and is perfect for any summer occasion. Or birthday. Or Thanksgiving. Or Christmas. Or Groundhog Day. Whatever- it's a winner any time! I tried to come up with a fancier name for it ("Cherry Pineapple Salad"), but in our family we just call it Pink Stuff. There is no shortage of fruity, fluffy recipes similar to this one, many that are pistachio based, but this one is our go-to, must have at any family gathering.
I didn't even take process shots, this is a dump, mix, chill, and you're done recipe.
Here's all you need:
CHERRY PINEAPPLE SALAD
1 8 oz. tub Cool Whip
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
chopped pecans (about 3/4 cup or whatever amount you want)
1 can cherry pie filling
3-4 drop red food coloring (optional)
Mix all ingredients and chill until it firms up, overnight is best.
If there happens to be any left over, this keeps well in an air-tight container for several days. Your mouth will be happy!
A few more of my favorites, especially for entertaining...