Thanksgiving Dinner Series
Today I’m going to post about a few salads we like to have for our Thanksgiving dinner. Salads are a GREAT way to add a pop of color to your table, while also adding some yummy fruits to a seemingly vegetable favored holiday.
The first salad we are going to be talking about is an orange Jello salad. Little kids love this dish and it’s a fun way to add something super sweet to your guest’s plate. You can make this dish and refrigerate it in either a bowl or a mold dish. I have an adorable, antique corn-shaped mold that I use for this yummy treat and it goes along great with the Thanksgiving theme. Here is what your going to need.
1 box of instant vanilla pudding
1 box cook vanilla pudding
1 small box orange jello
2 cups milk
1 large can of mandarin oranges, drained
1 container Cool Whip
1. Bring everything except mandarin oranges and Cool Whip to a boil over medium heat in a saucepan, stirring constantly.
2. Cool and add container of Cool Whip (2 cups).
3. Add can of mandarin oranges and place mixture into dish.
4. Chill in fridge overnight.
Totally easy, right? And it’s super creamy and yummy, too!
This next dish is one that has a lot of ingredients that don’t seem like they would taste good together. At least, that’s what I thought the first time I tried making it. I LOVE making this dish in the summer time, but I enjoy having this for Thanksgiving, too. It’s definitely a family favorite in our house. Here is the recipe for broccoli and bacon salad.
1 large head of broccoli, chopped into small pieces
12 strips of bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
1 cup grapes, halved
1 cup Miracle Whip (no, not Mayo. ICK!)
1/2 cup sugar
2 TBSP vinegar
When ready to serve (about 30 minutes or less before dinner) combine dressing with broccoli and bacon and mix well.
I have had this salad with onions and raisins in it as well. I’m not a huge fan of the raw onion with broccoli flavor, and I like the texture of the grapes as apposed to the raisins. To each his own I suppose 🙂
So there you have a couple of quick and EASY salad recipes to add to your Thanksgiving feast.