Sunday, December 7, 2014

Happy Thanksgiven! (That's past-tense for Thanksgiving in case you're wondering)

Angel Salad
found on the internets
The Holidays are coming and I'M NOT READY. As evidenced by the fact that I'm just now posting about Thanksgiving. Unforgivable. 

You might actually look at the above photo and think that I'm still on Hallowe'en.  I dare say the color is deceptive, the cornucopia mold is actually adorable.  And the taste? Stay tuned!

Dr. Husband and I have been working about 13 hours a day for the past three months, which is why the festive season has caught us so unawares.  We'll be back on track in time for Kitschmas, never fear. In the meantime, you can come see us in person, if you're so inclined, and happen to be in Western Maryland or the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.

The recipe is Angel Salad, a run-of-the-mill mid-century gelatinized side dish.  Found on the internets by Googling for appropriate recipes for a cornucopia mold:

1 (6 ounce) package lime flavored Jell-O® mix
2 cups hot water
2 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (2 ounce) jar diced pimento peppers, drained
1 cup diced celery
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup heavy cream

In a small bowl, dissolve the lime flavored gelatin in hot water. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes.
In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, pineapple, pimento peppers, celery and pecans. Fold in the gelatin. Chill in the refrigerator 1 hour, or until thickened but not firm. Whip the heavy cream in a small bowl until thickened. Fold into the gelatin mixture. Refrigerate 3 hours, or until firmly gelled.

Full disclosure, I completely forgot about the whipped cream. The final product didn't seem to suffer too awfully:
Our Rating:  Two Screaming Husbands!
(all dishes are rated from one to five Screaming Husbands. One Screaming Husband equals a happy home where all problems are solved during cocktail hour. Five Screaming Husbands signals the beginning of divorce proceedings.)