This first recipe is a delightful fruit salad. What’s great about it is that we serve it with our Thanksgiving dinner and we also eat it as a dessert.Watergate Salad (It’s not what it appears to be)
1 pkg pistachio pudding mix
1 can pineapple chunks in its own juices
1 cup marsh mellows
1 cup macadamia nuts halves
1 giant container of cool whip
1 cup pineapple chunks
Pour pudding mix in a mixing bowl, open pineapple and drain all the liquid into the bowl, (no fruit), whisk until well mixed. Fold in the cool whip, it will be a pretty shade of pale mint green when done. Fold in marsh mellows. Fold in Macadamia nuts. Fold in 1 cup of pineapple chunks. Pour into your serving dish, making sure it’s completely blended, and place in fridge for 2 hours. This is a fabulous and easy salad to make for any dinner, not just Thanksgiving.
I like to decorate the top with a small dollop of whip cream dead center. then alternate a marshmellow and a macadamia nut have around the edge...and a maraschino cherry on the whip cream. And I usually serve it in a clear crystal bowl so the color can show through.