Friday, November 21, 2008

Mandarin Cookie Salad

For the first time ever I find myself faced with having to do Thanksgiving alone with my own little family. We have always gotten together with friends or family, but being in a new town we haven't established a group of friends. I have mixed feelings about the whole thing, but I am trying to be positive. I have been gathering recipes that I want to make and remembered this yummy salad we have had the past two years on Thanksgiving. The recipe comes originally from Ashley Tanner. It is sooooo yummy. Believe me you will go back for seconds and thirds on this one.

2 cups buttermilk
1 pkg large vanilla instant pudding
1 container of cool whip (somewhere between sm & large, however much you want)
20 - 24 oz of drained mandarin oranges
1/2 a package of Sandies Pecan Cookies broken up
Mix the buttermilk & pudding
Fold in Cool Whip
Add Mandarin Oranges & Sandies Cookies


Elizabeth said...

This is my favorite fruit salad ever. My family makes it with peaches and fudge stripe cookies instead of mandarin oranges and pecan cookies.

Jan said...

Oooohh, your changes sound good too. Thanks Elizabeth!

Amy D. said...

Our family makes a combination of your two. The peaches sound like a great variation to me, too. Also, if it's too stiff and fluffy, my mom stirs in some of the juices from the fruit to make it smooth and perfect.