Would it be Easter without Grandma Ruby’s Ribbon Salad? Probably not. I think I like it for the memories just as much as for the taste. It takes a little time to make—it’s worth the effort. The grandchildren are beginning to enjoy the colorful spring salad, too. Anna gulped it right down! Maybe she’ll call it Grandma Denise’s Easter Salad one day.
See the above treasure book? “Twas a bridal shower gift forty-two years ago. I use it constantly. You know the old saying, “the best gifts come in small packages.” My mom gave it to me.
- 1st layer:
- 1 small package lime jello
- 1 C hot water
- 1 C cold water
- 2nd layer:
- ½ C hot water
- ½ pkg lemon jello
- ¼ C small marshmallows
- ⅓ pineapple juice
- 1-4 oz. pkg cream cheese
- 1 10-13 oz can crushed pineapple
- /2 C whipped cream
- 1/c mayonnaise
- 3rd layer:
- 1 pkg lemon jello
- 1 c hot water
- 1 c cold water
- layer one: dissolve jello in water and pour into 9x13" pan. Refrigerate until set.
- layer two: In saucepan over medium heat, dissolve jello in hot water. Add marshmallow. Stir to melt. Remove from heat. Add pineapple juice(drained from crushed pineapple) and cream cheese. Beat until well blended. (Will have small chunks). Cool. Fold in pineapple, whipped cream and mayonnaise. Refrigerate until thickened. Pour over 1st layer, gently spreading out to form 2nd layer. Refrigerate until set. 3rd layer: Dissolve lemon jello in hot water. Add cold water, mix and refrigerate until heavy syrup consistency. Pour over 2nd layer and refrigerate.
- Options: Cut in squares or spoon up the servings.
- Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and leaf of mint.
This 2nd layer is not hard….it’s just lengthy in time. You can do it!
It’s pretty, isn’t it? Doesn’t it look Springy??
The kids chowed down…..then ran outside to find some Easter eggs
Jenny had hidden in the back yard.
Anna stopped for a “not toooo high” swing ride with her bag of eggs. 🙂 …….and
then ran to Grandpa, hollering, “Wait for me, Grandpa” as she ran to board yet another cart ride in which the grandchildren never tire.
The older kids were enjoying themselves, as well.
It was a Happy Easter, and we give many thanks. I hope yours was happy, too.
Ephesians 5:20: ……….giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.