Saturday, July 23, 2011

We're Having a Heatwave

Come on,sing along- " We're having a heatwave, a tropical heatwave"! No joke, it is HOT and it has been HOT for a few days. So how hot is it? It's so hot that I don't want to even look at my oven or even be in the kitchen. However, when I am in there, I look to make refreshing treats. We have had ice cream, fruit salad, and lots and lots and lots of drinks! Today I decided to make Ambrosia. Now, I do realize that it is not a baked item but it's still a treat and a tasty one at that. Ambrosia is quick, simple, and even has a tropical theme to go along with my "Heatwave" song!

All you need is the following:

1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
1 can (8 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained
1/2 to 1 cup of maraschino cherries, drained
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 to 1 cup walnuts ( I toasted mine but you don't have to)
1 to 2 cups of mini marshmallows
1 cup sour cream

Mix all together in a large bowl, place in the refrigerator until chilled!

I've been making this  for many years and each time I change it up. I actually don't have a "recipe" so just have fun with it and use the above as a guideline.

Enjoy and stay cool,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm coming over! That looks too good!

Me! ;-)