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Grandma's Pink Cherry Salad

Kim Brush4 Comments

Holiday food always makes me feel a bit nostalgic. Thanksgiving was a huge event at my grandparents with so much food that we couldn’t eat it all. My family had lots of amazing cooks who brought their best to share. One recipe that my mom always made was what we called “Pink Salad” and while it was pink there was no “salad” in it. This is an easy, sweet and fruity recipe that can be part of your meal or dessert. Grandma's Pink Cherry Salad has had many names in our family because usually the maker’s name is attached to it like “Judy’s Pink Salad” and then it would become “Kim’s Pink Salad” as the maker changed.

This year I’m officially naming it Grandma's Pink Cherry Salad in honor of my mom whom I learned the recipe from and now that I’m a grandma this new name is perfect!

Grandma's Pink Cherry Salad
What made this recipe even easier is that when I went shopping for all my Thanksgiving plates and decor I was able to pick up the ingredients at the Dollar Tree. I was actually shocked that everything was available there.

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Grandma's Pink Cherry Salad

Ingredients for Grandma's Pink Cherry Salad

1 16 oz container of Cool Whip(thawed)

Really. That’s it! It was so easy to grab these items to have on hand for any special meal. This recipe is best if it has 12-24 hours to “set up” but it can be eaten sooner.

Instructions for Assembly

Open all the cans. Drain the juice off of the pineapple and Mandarin oranges. If you didn’t get pineapple tidbits then cut up the pineapple rings in to smaller pieces.

Grandma's Pink Cherry Salad

In a large bowl, dump all the ingredients and mix well.

Grandma's Pink Cherry Salad
Grandma's Pink Cherry Salad
Grandma's Pink Cherry Salad
Grandma's Pink Cherry Salad
Grandma's Pink Cherry Salad

Spread the salad into a pretty bowl, cover and chill.

Grandma's Pink Cherry Salad

Wasn’t that the easiest thing ever to make?? And it tastes so good!

I used to think of the Dollar Tree as not a great place to shop (a “discount” place) but this year I’ve really changed my shopping habits. Walmart is so HUGE and I easily get overwhelmed there. Plus it always takes at least 30 minutes to do my shopping. At the Dollar Tree, I can be in and out in 10 minutes and often pay much less for my items. I’m all about that!

A few of my blogger friends and I have created some helpful posts for getting your Thanksgiving meals on the table with ingredients and Thanksgiving items that we found from the Dollar Tree. Make sure to pop over and see all their hints, tips and yummy recipes!

Grandma's Pink Cherry Salad

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