Friday, December 4, 2009

Grandma's Molded Raspberry & Cream Cheese Salad

Many times during my adventures in genealogy I have been asked if I would like to participate in a recipe sharing of some sort. This means a recipe from an ancestor generally. I haven't participated in sharing a recipe to this point as I really don't have many recipes that have been handed down to me. I do not believe my mother even owned a cook book, or saved any recipes. I was told her mother was a great cook, but I don't have any recollection of her cooking, let alone having a recipe from her.

I wanted to participate in this event, The GeneaBloggers Cookbook, and have been trying to think of what recipe I could use. The few recipes my mother gave to me were very simple ones, not much of a challenge and not very exciting.

Finally, it dawned on me that I owned a copy a the cookbook from the trailer park where my grandma, Helen Harding, lived after my grandfather passed away. She participated in most all of the activities the park had going on,I am sure that helped keep her so young. When time came to sell them, I had to buy one. How exciting, I do have a recipe or two from a grandmother! This cookbook was compiled in 1982.



So, I pulled it to see what recipes my grandmother chose to enter. She was a really good cook and the only other person, besides my mother, that I remember cooking our Holiday meals. For this reason I thought it was appropriate to enter a recipe of hers! I liked this recipe because ANYTHING raspberry is a favorite of mine! So, from one cookbook to another, hope you enjoy!

Grandma's Molded Raspberry and Cream Cheese Salad

1 large or 2-3 oz pkg. raspberry Jell-O

3 cups hot water

1 10 oz pkg. frozen raspberries

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

Dash salt

6 oz cream cheese

1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Dissolve Jell-O in hot water, then add the frozen raspberries, lemon juice and dash of salt. After thoroughly mixed, put in refrigerator until it begins to slightly set. Soften cream cheese with a little milk and add the chopped pecans to cream cheese and form into small balls. Put cheese balls into the refrigerator until the Jell-O is slightly set. Pour jell-O mixture into mold and drop cheese balls around evenly. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serves approximately 12-16.

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