Autumn = football and apples
How about that Vikings game Sunday?! My husband was so sure they would lose that he went fishing. But I, in my purple pride jersey, watched the game! I could hardly wait until he got home so I could tell him the good news. He could hardly believe me! He is not the most optimistic person in the world!
I am not a huge fan of jello, but I do make a couple of jello salads that I like. Today I am going to share one of them with you. It uses our fall apples that are so beautiful right now. This recipe came from the Taste of Home magazine some years ago.
I either put the salad in a bowl or a 9x13 pan and cut it in squares. I hope that you enjoy it, too.
Autumn Apple Salad:
1 can crushed pineapple (20 oz size)
2/3 cup sugar
1 pkg lemon jello (3 oz)
1 pkg cream cheese (8 oz) softened and cubed
1 cup diced unpeeled apples
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup chopped celery (or a little less)
2 cups whipped topping
In a saucepan, combine pineapple (undrained) and sugar and bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes, remove pan from heat and add jello; stir until dissolved then add small pieces of cream cheese, stirring until completely dissolved. Cool until partially jellied and syrupy-looking, then fold in apples, nuts, celery and whipped topping. Pour into either a bowl or pan, chill until set.
Have a great week!
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.