Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cranberry Salad

Im Back!

After a crazy few months, I finally have 3 additional letters to add to my title and more time to spend in the kitchen.  I can cook and bake till my heart is content... or I collapse from utter exhaustion.  Either way, time in the kitchen translates into time spent here on the blog.

Anyone have big plans for 2011? For myself and Mr. F, 2011 will be a big year.  For the hubs, the end of law school is in sight! Additionally, Fork 2 has opted for a year of International travel and learning.  Anyone know what "Good Luck" or "Bon Voyage" is in Spanish?

For a fresh start to the New Year,  there is nothing better than this crisp, fresh, and slightly sweet cranberry salad.  This is a family favorite year round but especially during the fall and winter months when cranberries are in season. Mr. F eats this stuff as candy. He's not big into sweets but he LOVES a bowl as a snack or for dessert.

This fruit salad is extremely simple to prepare; yet, the hardest part is to let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours. Otherwise, the cranberries are too tart to eat right after preparation.

Cranberry Salad

1 bag fresh cranberries, ground
2 apples, chopped
1 orange, chopped
1 large can crushed pineapple, drained
1 c. pecans, chopped
3/4 c. sugar

Mix all together and let sit in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours before serving.


Julie said...

What a beautiful and refreshing salad! Welcome back!

Fork1 said...

Thanks Julie! its great to hve the time to cook again :)

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