Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Still stoned with strawberry salad
In the meantime I'm indulging in one of my favorite comfort foods; Frozen Strawberry Salad.
Here in the Midwest, we have these delicious combinations of fruit, cool whip, cream cheese, nuts, etc and we call them "salads". And with a straight face no less. If you attend a midwestern small town funeral, you'll see all manner of them on the "salad" table. Their only resemblance to anything truly salad-y is that they do contain fruit, and they come in a bowl. But they are mighty powerful in the comfort department.
8oz cream cheese - I used low fat
1/2 cup sugar
20oz can crushed pineapple, very well drained
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup nuts - I used pecans
10oz frozen strawberries, thawed
Cool Whip - about 2 cups
Cream sugar and cream cheese. Add pineapple, bananas, and berries. Stir in nuts. Fold in Cool Whip. Freeze in a 9x9 pan. Remove from the freezer 20-30 minutes before servings. Or pop it in the microwave on low power for a few minutes. I love it when it's kind of half frozen.
Posted by Mnmom