Hope however you spend the day it will be a blast!
We have a family barbecue later this afternoon. I'm bringing my favorite Ambrosia Salad.
If you're looking for an easy dish to whip-up for today, here's the recipe.
(This makes a lot. If you want less, half the recipe.)
Southern-Style Ambrosia Salad
2 11oz cans mandarin oranges, drained
2 20 oz. cans pineapple chunks, drained
2 bananas sliced
1/2 cup marachino cherries, optional
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup mini marshmallows
1. Mix the sour cream and sugar in a large bowl.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
3. Chill for an hour or two before serving.
Other variations: Some people use fresh whipped cream instead of sour cream. You may use plain yogurt, too- if you so desire. And some people (gasp!) like Cool Whip.
I'm partial to the sour cream. But use whatever strikes your fancy.
Either way, it's a delicious and refreshing dessert salad for a picnic or barbecue.
Enjoy the day, Everyone!