Monday, December 9, 2013

Fruit Salad

1 can (20 oz.) unsweetened pineapple tidbits, drained
1 can (15 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
1 carton (8 oz.) whipped topping
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted
crushed nuts and cherries for garnish
Mix all but garnish in a large bowl.  When serving, sprinkle with crushed nuts and a cherry.  Serves 8.
Comment:  This is a mixture that you can use your imagination with.  If you don't like pineapple, use a cup of grapes that you've sliced in half.  If you don't like orange, you might add chopped apples.  If you don't like cranberries, use raisins.  You can use walnuts instead of pecans.  Or you can eliminate the pineapple and oranges and use 2 cans of drained fruit cocktail instead.  Think with your taste buds on this one and when you do and maybe decide to add cherries in the salad remember they carry a strong taste and will overpower other tastes, that's why I only use them for garnish.  And don't forget kiwi and strawberries as possible ingredients.
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