Grandmother always made ambrosia for holidays. Sometimes for Thanksgiving and she always made it for Christmas. Well, the only holiday we have coming up is Memorial Day and I can’t ever remember her making it for this day.
Folks, we’re having our first heat wave down here. I mean it’s hot as in stagnant, airless. There’s a little breeze waving hello and teasing with a wisp but it’s like standing by a hissing and gasping furnace. It’s not fun.
So I got to thinking, a rarity, I know. Fruit is refreshing and a cold fruit salad would be too. This will go great with your Sunday dinner. Or, take this one to the beach, to the lake or to the next picnic or outing. That is, if you dare go outside. Enjoy!
Her simple but divine orangery fruit salad
6 to 8 large oranges, peeled
3 tangerines, peeled
1 cup chopped fresh pineapple with juice or canned
1/2 cup sugar, if needed
1 cup fresh shredded coconut or sweetened coconut
1 small jar maraschino cherries -halved (optional)
Note: Some folks like to add grapefruit sections, red seedless grapes, marshmallows, bananas, pecans and even sour cream, but Grandmother kept it simple, which made it a true taste of her homemade goodness and how we remember it.
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