May 31, 2010

fruit ambrosia...

Do you remember Home Economics class?  I know I'm dating myself but I remember it well...the old singer sewing machines...the test kitchens in the back of the class...


that's exactly what I think of everytime I hear someone say fruit ambrosia.  That was one of the dishes we were taught to make...complete with little colored marshmallows and coconut.  I still make that little salad with a few variations to this day.


My tablescape is a kind of fruit ambrosia mixed in with some cool thrift store finds...The strawberry teacup is from a local thriftstore (thanks to my SIL Shelly's keen eye)...the green stemware was also a thriftstore find from a few years back.



This adorable basket, complete with a miniature ladybug tea set is from a yard sale this weekend for only $2.00.



I found a set of four of these strawberry bowls at my Goodwill...


Mmm...peach cobbler and ice cream.  The perfect afternoon snack to read cookbooks with...



You can find the recipe here at The Daily Apron...
I made a little side dish so that I could sample it...I couldn't feed it to my family without tasting it first...right?
Incredibly delish and so easy...



My husband's cousin in Delaware introduced me to pretzel salad...so good!  I added a few fresh blueberries to the strawberry jello just to give it a Memorial Day look...No leftovers with this fruit salad that's for sure.

Here is Becky's recipe...

2 c. crushed pretzels
4 Tbsp. sugar
3/4 c. melted butter

mix together and bake in 13x9x2 pan at 400 for 8 minutes no longer.

cream together the following
1- 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 c. suger
8 oz. carton cool whip

Spread over pretzel crust.

dissolve 2 c. boiling water with 1 lg pkg strawberry jello.  Add two 10 oz. pkg frozen strawberries; stir until berries are separated.

Pour jello mixture on top of cheese layer and refidgerate. 


I hope you all had a wonderful relaxing weekend...
My family BBQ on Sunday was a lot of fun.  I took plenty of pictures of my SIL Elsa's whimsical garden that I'll share a little later.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."  Galatians 5:22

Blessings,
Patty

I'm linked up to A Stroll Thru Life - Tabletop Tuesday...
Southern Hospitality - Thrifty Treasures...
Rose Chintz Cottage - Teatime Tuesday...

14 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

Ok girl...I am drooling now! That peach cobbler looks amazing. I am on my way...might take me a bit to get all the way to California. :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your tablesetting. The strawberry dishes and the basket are all just gorgeous. Great finds. Love the cobbler and the pretzel salad looks fantastic too. I really would love some. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Patty,
What a pretty post with all your reds and scrumptious goodies! That basket is just sweet and oh, would I love to taste your cobbler! The scripture verse is one of my favourites too and a good one to remember. Thanks for sharing and for joining me for Tea Time. I hope you have a beautiful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Debbie said...

That table is adorable...and yes I remember home ec class well, I loved it...now my 13 year old boy takes it and he likes it too. Your peach cobbler looks fantastic.

Kathy said...

Yum!
Looks delish,
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Sue said...

What a sweet table all done up in bright strawberries! And I LOVE the watermelon teapot. I've only had a pretzel salad one time- a SIL made it for us on a visit to OK, and I thought it was pretty darn good.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. It's always fun to meet new friends when I par-tay. Oh, and congrats on your recent one year anniversary of blogging!
:-) Sue

Loren said...

this looks and sounds divine! I will have to give it a try! you could also do this on the 4th :)

Have a blessed week!

Bella said...

Hi Patty, What a fun table setting... just like a great picnic! The little watermelon teapot is too cut! and I love that basket:-)
Bella

Beth said...

I love everything about your table! The tablecloth, the strawberry bowls and cup, the green stemware, and the watermelon teapot! Love your little thrift basket and your desserts look delicious! Glad you came to tea time today!
Blessings, Beth

Linda Robinson said...

What a wonderful post... I do remember Home-Ec, I leaned to make Cream Spinach, which at the time sounded gross to me, but it was delish...I must say I Love, Love peach cobbler with ice cream, It's one of my fav's, I make it all summer long... what alot of fun finds for you and your table looks wonderful along with all your recipe's...

Thanks for the stroll down memory lane, I really enjoyed it!

Hugs, Linda

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Oh my, another yummy post, what a pretty tablesetting. Your GW strawberry bowls and your basket are all so cute. Really wonderful finds. I would love some yummy cobbler and salad!
Hugz,
Kim

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a bright and cheery post!! Love the strawberry dishes!!

Debbie

Olga said...

Everything looks so pretty and delicious. I love your adorable green stemware.

My Cottage Charm said...

Patty, that's it....that's the name of my flower! :-D Thank you, it was driving me crazy! lol I try so hard to remember the name of all my flowers, but sometimes they escape me...probably just my brain showing it's age. :) Speaking of showing my age, I too remember home economics and the old test kitchens. :) I LOVED that class...but we didn't make ambrosia, we made pizza. :) We also made brownies and some other baked goods. Those were the days...kids don't know what they're missing these days. I do that stuff with my kiddos at home so they don't miss out and also so they'll know how to take care of themselves. (they can't eat cereal all their lives!) LOL
Hope you have a great day!! It's pouring the rain outside right now..I can't even hear the typing of the keys on my computer. Good for my flowers! LOL
Love ya
Missy