Everyday Mom's Meals: For The Duke

Thursday, August 4, 2011

For The Duke

Last September Adam's mom hosted the Marshall Family reunion the same weekend his youngest brother Joel got married, to our now sister-in-law Charla. It was a crazy fun weekend filled w/ great memories and some awesome food. They were married at the lake on Sunday, but on Saturday we all gathered at my in-laws for a hog roast. I wanted to take something light yet delicious and wanted it to be looked at as a side dish, salad or a sweet, depending on the person eating it. (You know me and these dishes. I make a ton!) I can't even remember where I found the inspiration for this, but I do recall I added a little, took a little away, tweeked a few things until I came up w/ just what I was looking for. Well, it was a huge hit, especially w/ my brother-in-law, Duke. He made me write down the recipe on the spot and make sure my sister-in-law had it in hand before the day was over. It's so simple Alex could whip it up, but luckily so decedent your family or guests will have no idea it was made in about 5 minutes! Perfect for summer, I thought I needed to share it w/ you before barbecue, pool party and picnic season was over. (Insert tears here). A lot of you might even have the ingredients already on hand- so head to the fridge and pantry right now! I'm not kidding GO!! What are you waiting for?

Strawberry Cream Salad
1 can strawberry pie filling
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple
1 8 oz Cool Whip
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2-3 fresh strawberries, sliced

Drain pineapple well and mix w/ pie filling. Add condensed milk and stir. Fold in Cool Whip until well combined. Will be a tad runny. Chill overnight to set. Garnish w/ sliced berries.

Shared on Miz Helen's Country Cottage Aug. 4, 2011
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Shared on Sweet As Sugar Cookies Aug. 6, 2011
Shared on The Saturday Evening Pot Aug. 8, 2011
Shared on Home Savvy Aug. 8, 2011
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Shared on Gooseberry Patch Aug. 10, 2011
Shared on This Chick Cooks Aug. 10, 2011
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Shared on Hugs & Cookies Aug. 10, 2011
Shared on Country Cooks Across America Aug. 20, 2011
Shared on Everyday Sisters Aug. 28, 2011

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Anonymous said...

This looks like a perfect summer dish! Thanks for sharing.

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

That is wonderful. Love recipes with stories (and family histories)

Anonymous said...

I love family recipes. They hold up to whatever fad that is sweeping the blog-o-sphere. I'm following you from Recipe Sharing Monday.

Elsa said...

Oh my, this looks amazing. I've been eating containers of strawberries (pregnancy cravings) so this is exactly the kind of thing I would love.

Miranda said...

Another refreshing recipe! Thank you so much for joining Fat Camp Friday! See you next week!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Krista,
This is sure a salad that I would have for dessert. It looks so cool and delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon! Hope you are having a great week end.
Miz Helen

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

I wish I had this cream salad and a giant spoon right now! This looks beautiful and fresh. Thank you so much for linking up and partying at Home Savvy this week!



Lady Behind The Curtain said...

THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipes with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I'd like to invite you back this week.
I hope to see you again!

The Better Baker said...

I love this simple, yet elegant recipe. I've eaten it frozen also. MMMM!

Laurie Alves said...

Hi, I'm Laurie from Food is Love, stopping by to see what you entered in the "Country Pot Luck"! Great Post! Thanks for sharing!

Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart said...

Krista, We just wanted to stop in and say thank y'all so much for linking this recipe up to the Country Pot Luck!
We hope you will join us every other week for another great link party!
Lark, Libby and Marsha