Monday, April 19, 2010

Springtime, Finals and Ambrosia Salad

It's Spring and classes ended on Tuesday. Mentally, I'm shutting down. This is not good because I still have every single one of my finals left to take!
It's just that playing outside, tossing a frisbee, having bonfires and hosting dinner parties with friends sounds SO much more appealing.

Speaking of dinner parties, we went to a BBQ last night where we ate delicious smoked hamburgers. Yes. Smoked. They sit in this special grill-machine and get flavored smoke blasted through them. It makes the outside edges all delicious and tough. Oh man. I've never had such a burger.

The husband and I offered to bring a side dish. Naturally, I was craving what I've heard referred to as
"Ambrosia Salad." 

I learned how to make it from my friend Shelley. She makes it like this:

1 Can Crushed Pineapple. Mix it with a box of Instant Pistachio Pudding mix to make a lil' paste.
Then mix that with some mini-marshmallows. How much? Oh you know, the perfect amount.
Then drain a can of mandarin oranges and mix THOSE in.
THEN mix a tub of cool whip in there.


I've read online that some people make it with sour cream. Ew.
But the shredded coconut suggestions sound pretty okay!

All I know is that I looked up the word "Ambrosia" in a dictionary and it said "the food of the gods; something very pleasing to taste or smell."

Oh YES it is!!

I could eat it all day.  
And not feel bad because we bought reduced-fat cool whip. Aw yeah.

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