Here are two version of my familys fruit salad recipe that can be used on Thanksgiving or Christmas .. The first version is the recipe that my mom use to make..
(Versions 1 )
2 Large Can's Of Fruit Cocktail
3 small can's of Mandarin Oranges (drained)
1 Bag Of Mini Marshmallows
1 ( 8oz) container of sour cream
2 cups of coconut flakes
1 large can of pineapple (drained & cut to bite size)
2 cups of pecans
Mix everything together gently ( mandarin oranges are delicate) and served chilled.
Here's another variation of the recipe I sometimes use..
4-6 cups of seedless grapes (rinsed well and off the vine)
1 can of pitted cherries (drained)
4 small can's of Mandarin Oranges
1 1/2 cup or raisins
2 cups of pecans halfs
2 can's of pineapple(drained & cut to bite size)
1 bag of Mini Marshmallows ( white for Thanksgiving muti color for Christmas)
1 (12 or 16 oz) container of sour cream
Tips : Fruit salad alway's taste better when it sits in the ice box over night and you'll need a big bowl. Golden raisins are nice to add when you can find them also for a christmas fruit salad it's really yummy to add Ocean Spray Cranraisins also ( I love cranraisins). Also try a jar of maraschino cherries if you like, experiment!
Nothing is written in stone here,try naval orange slices,sliced apple,canned grapes,walnuts and add cool whip if you like. Make your own family tradition ! :)