I’ve tried, I’ve really tried, but I can’t get with vegetables and fruit mixed together. Yes, even when there are mini-marshmallows in the mix.
So it should come as no surprise that I wasn’t looking forward to making Waldorf Salad. This great-aunt caker luncheon staple is usually served alongside ham slices, radishes, devilled eggs and forced laughter. Waldorf Salad, for those of you unawares, calls for apples and celery. Folks, if the Good Lord had wanted apples and celery to be eaten together, He would’ve created appelery.
Now, because I make a pledge not to waste food on this blog, I had to eat this salad for lunch every day for an entire week. And, truth be told, it started to grow on me by the end. The walnuts and the marshmallows were like buffers that made the celery and apples a little more tolerable. I stress a little. Suffice to say, I won't be inviting celery and apple to come swim in my aboveground pool anytime soon. The rest of you? Grab your flotation device and come on down. The pool is officially open and my sarong is on.
3 c. diced unpeeled apples
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 c. miniature marshmallows
1 c. chopped celery
¼ c. chopped walnuts
Sprinkle the apples with the lemon juice. Add marshmallows, celery and nuts. Add enough mayonnaise to moisten. Toss lightly.
Source: Wheatland Cooks Celebrate, Wheatland U.C.W., Saskatchewan
Special thanks to Caker Cooking reader Carroll for sending me this cookbook!