Howdy! Chef Andy's delighted to present you with the recipe for "Cherry Cola Salad", which should be a reasonable fascimile of your mother's cooking. Thanks for writing, and have a great Thanksgiving!
|Cherry Cola Salad|
A dark and creamy dessert, with the remarkable ability to incorporate either Coca-Cola or port wine! 1 can (1 lb 1 oz) pitted dark sweet Bing cherries 1 can (13 1/2 oz) crushed pineapple 1 cup chopped nuts 1 package (3 oz) each Jell-O Black Cherry and Strawberry Gelatins 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1 cup Coca-Cola or port wine 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 cup boiling water Blend cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Dissolve Jell-O Gelatins in boiling water. Stir into cheese mixture, blending well. Drain cherries and pineapple, measuring 1 1/2 cups syrup. Then add syrup and cola or wine to gelatin. Chill until very thick. Fold in cherries, pineapple, and nuts. Pour into a 1 1/2 quart mold. Chill until firm. Unmold. Makes about 6 1/2 cups, or 12 servings.
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