Family Reunion Recipes

| 9/21/2015 8:59:00 AM

Renee-Lucie BenoitWhenever we have a family reunion the food table groans under the weight of many amazing and delicious items. When my gramma was alive there was her famous ham. Now her daughter is continuing that tradition. There's also my aunt's wonderful German potato salad and wilted bacon and spinach salad, hot rolls with butter, green beans, creamed peas and cheese, scalloped potatoes, twice baked chicken in a slow cooker, and lots of lemonade or iced tea to wash it all down with. There is a table dedicated exclusively to desserts. There you find row after row of sliced pies and cakes all individually portioned out on their own plates. Doesn't it just make you hungry? It makes me hungry!

One of the most curious and delicious items are what we call the gelatin salads. We all joke about them but we absolutely have to have them.

My two favorites are creamy Lime Gelatin mold and the Carrot Pineapple Gelatin mold. I also really like red gelatin with fruit salad in it. I always eat the gelatin first so it melts in my mouth not on my plate. I finally figured out how Gramma got the dang mold out on to the plate in one piece so I'm going to share that with you. Most of the time we don't bother with the fancy mold. We just put it in a square cake pan and scoop it out with large spoons.

The children love this and it's a way to get them to eat some vegetables or fruit!

Lime Gelatin Salad

Lime Gelatin Salad