sunday night dinner: may 29, 2011—picnic leftovers

on saturday night my friends and i went to the grocery store we each picked out 1-2 things we wanted for dinner and then we threw all the food in a bag and headed to the park for a picnic.  my items included cold fried chicken and a pesto-sundried tomato pasta salad.  the leftovers were as yummy the second time as they were the first.  for the second round of dinner i also included watergate salad. to me that could be the symbol of 1950s cooking.  it has marshmallows, jello instant pudding and cool whip in it.  every time i make it i hear a dinner guest i had once saying that the color and food combination sacred her. to me all three things with a rosemary roll made by the amish, as well as some pink lemonade were a way to kick off summer right.  you can’t of course forget dessert an oreo klondike bar, yum!



Watergate Salad


1 package jello pistachio flavor instant pudding

1 can 20 0z crushed pineapple in juice

1 cup mini marshmallows

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 1/2 cups thawed cool whip

*  mix pudding mix, pineapple, marshmallows and pecans in large bowl until well blended, gently stir in cool whip, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour





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