Home for the Holidays Blog Hop! Day 1

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November 13th – November 18th
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I can not believe that we only have 43 days left until Christmas morning.  *head desk*  Not one thing bought yet.  I know that some people already have their shopping done.  Not us.  At least this year, we have a clue what we are doing which is a big step for us.
I do have to admit that I get the blues pretty bad around the holidays.  Don’t get me wrong.  I have great and awesome memories of Christmas in the past growing up.  My problem is the present or at least since I’ve been married.  The holiday revolves around my husband and his family.  My traditions mean nothing to him or his family.  They have forgotten that I’m the daughter in law with a very large extended family that I NEVER see because of their selfishness and it hurts.  I love my in laws to death and get along with them but Christmas is a huge problem with me.
Santa Claus doesn’t visit their house; he visits our house.  Yes, we make our son wait until AFTER Christmas to see what Santa has brought.  (I won that round)  I only put a tree as our only decoration.  Nor do I bake, send cards, etc.  I’m Scrooge with a capital S but I do make the holiday fun for our son.  He sees Santa, shops with me and his dad and sings every Christmas song…badly.  LOL!
Anyway, on a much brighter note…I will be featuring some of my favorite recipes that I have devoured and cooked since I was little girl for Christmas.  See, I’m not that big of a Scrooge.
Cool Whip Salad
1 container of Cool Whip
1 box of any color Jello gelatin, don’t make it.  It’s just for color.
1 can (drained) of fruit (I use mixed fruit so we can fight over who gets the cherries)  LOL!
1 8 oz container of cottage cheese (drained and rinsed)
1 bag of small marshmallows for garnish
In large bowl combine all ingredients.  Chill overnight.  When ready to serve, sprinkle marshmallows on the top.
You can double the recipe, too.  I’ve seen some people put pecans/walnuts in the salad but I don’t.
Easy peasy.  If you don’t do cottage cheese, ricotta cheese works just as well.
Join me tomorrow for another recipe and an excerpt from a YA story that I’m working on.  Yes, you read that right…a YA story.
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Posted on November 13, 2013, in Blog Hop, Giveaway and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. I hope this holiday is better for you! Carpediem5366 at yahoo dot com

  2. uh…yummy salad recipe ms. scrooge :) love u!!! Girl just put your foot down for the holidays ! Split it or something…alternate years…tell that hubby you ARE seeing your family….i’m messaging u cause i want to send you a christmas card ::))

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe and joining this giveaway!

  4. Thank you for the recipe, I like quick and easy recipes! Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  5. Leslie Rodriguez

    Happy Holidays. Thank you for the amazing giveaway. esseboo@yahoo.com

  6. Happy Holidays! I can’t wait for Thanksgiving! I get to see my family!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  7. you go Harlie!! Congrads on the YA story!!


  8. Yvonne Rodriguez

    I love this recipe. I haven’t tried it with marshmallows but it tastes great with fresh fruit if you have it. Yum!

  9. Jeanette ( Jeannie) Platt

    Thank you for being part of the hop… and for the recipes :)


  10. My husband’s grandmother makes something similar. We just call it Grammy’s Orange Stuff :) marie.mattingly88@gmail.com

  11. Love simple recipes.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  12. Love the recipe. Thanks for sharing.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  13. I love the recipe and added to my collection. Thanks for the hop and giveaway. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
    koala571 (at) msn (dot) com

  14. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Thanks for sharing the hop and giveaways. Wishing everyone a wonderful and magical holiday season. evamillien at gmail dot com

  15. Thanks for the awesome hop.
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  16. Sounds like a great recipe. I’m a bit of a Scrooge too

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  17. Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  18. Angela Fitzgerald

    Your salad sounds really good, I will fix it sometime. Thank you for sharing and for your participation in this wonderful giveaway.

  19. I can’t wait – we are taking the kids to Disney World for Thanksgiving! (my in-laws may never forgive me…)

    Thank you for being part of this wonderful hop. :-)


  20. Hi! Cool whip salad is so good! Its a family favorite! We make it every year! And ill admit, i do steal all the cherries! I love them! hehe! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!! Happy Thanksgiving!

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