What does it say about you when THIS bologna hors d'oeuvre
says Merry Christmas to you?
I think it says you are from the 50's or 60's.
Tell me about an unusual food tradition that you have in your family.
I wonder if Ree would like to borrow this one for her next cookbook.
Join the culinary fun!
p.s. not my picture. found on google.
Well, in my family we serve what was originally named Shrimp Salad but was dubbed Preacher Salad by my mom because she served it every time she invited one of our pastors to dinner. It is a Christmas Eve tradition now. It is a concealed base of orange jello and tomato juice with the addition of lemon juice, shredded cabbage, canned shrimp, sliced green olives, and chopped celery after it begins to set up. Served with a dollop of Miracle Whip. Kind of a shrimp cocktail in jello. I know, it sounds horrible, but my parents, siblings, and I actually crave it and look forward to it during the holiday season. My husband joined in the fun and loves it too. But most of the married in's and grandchildren take one bite and vow to never touch it again. : ) Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
That is a hilarious recipe!!! Thank you for sharing it with us! I wonder what the preacher's thought?Delete
I love this prompt! I don't have any good recipes - we have a tradition of going out to Chinese food on Christmas Eve and playing board games/card games (we go with a few families who all have kids) at the table until we're done and ready to go home.ReplyDelete
I want to try Debbie’s Preacher Salad!ReplyDelete
Hi Mary- in case you really do decide to try it sometime, use a glass 9 x 13 casserole dish. Boil 2 cups of tomato juice and pour over 1 large package of orange jello in dish. Stir and when dissolved add 2 cups of cold tomato juice. After slightly thickened in the fridge, add all the stuff I mentioned above with the addition of 1/2 tsp. salt and 3 T. lemon juice. I know it sounds crazy, but you will love it if you like tomato/shrimp sort of mixtures. I think my mom probably originally got the recipe out of McCalls or some other women's magazine in the 1960s. Remember what a big deal all the jello-based salads were? Happy Holidays to you and all the other dear QL readers!Delete
Our Grands are very picky eaters although their parents make them try different meal options at home. When they come to our house we offer their favorites: little smoky sausages as "pigs in a blanket" with tortilla instead of a biscuit and a squirt of mustard; all beef Hebrew National hot dogs on whole wheat buns with mayo; Annie's boxed pasta or cereal (Fruit Loops). Dessert is always ice cream with mini-marshmallows, sprinkles and Smucker's Magic Shell on top in an ice cream cone (from a box). No matter what the rest of us are having, they get to choose from that menu when they are here at our house. They come in the front door telling us they are "hungry!" love and prayers, jepReplyDelete
My favorite part of that bologna cake is the Cheese Wiz ribbons around the edges!ReplyDelete
In our family, we all participate in the church services on Christmas Eve. Our church has children and youth services at 1:00 and 3:00 that our teenager still sings in (they always have puppets, it's a lot of fun!) and then at 5:00 and 7:00 my husband sings in the choir and I ring handbells. (There's a 10:00 PM service as well, and can you believe we've never been?) As you can guess all of these volunteers and our hard-working pastors have to eat some time, so we have a big potluck between services. There will be crock pots of chili, meatballs and little smokies, probably sandwich roll-ups in tortillas, fruit platters, veggie platters, brownies, cookies, and lots of sodas and lemonade. That's been a much-loved tradition! On Christmas I grew up having lefse, but I hardly make it any more.
Jep - I have twin grandbabies (my first) and at 11 months old they still eat anything, but I'm sometimes surprised at what my daughter makes for them! Yesterday they had finely chopped broccoli in plain yogurt with black pepper as part of their meal, and previously it's been cauliflower and lentils with rosemary. The best food is still whatever they can snag from the other's tray. I hope I get the opportunity to give them treats one day!
Twins...you are doubly blessed and your daughter, too! We were told our first son would be twins and he was just one big boy. Then they told us our second son would be a girl and he is the taller at 6'3" of the two boys. Sometimes doctors are not as good at predicting, plus this was years ago now. Enjoy those Grands and make sure they know when they get to your house it is treat time. love and prayers, jepDelete