It's a good Christmas dessert. It's easy to make. Like a said in the recipe, you can make any variations. If you don't want so much of the cream cheese layer you can 1/2 that part of the recipe and have a thin layer.
I received an email this morning from Kraft Kitchens with this as one of the recipes that were featured. Visit the www.kraftfoods.com website for pictures, etc. The cooking time listed is for the refrigeration time. NOTE: This recipe is also in the Kraft Food & Family Magazine, Holiday 2008/Winter 2009 edition on page 31.
I have taken many of their cooking classes which were SO fun! They have stopped doing them in my area much to my sadness because they were great ! This salad is REALLY good.
It is truly worth the effort but must be put together at the last minute so the tomatoes are warm.
This is a great dinner salad for a warm summer day. My mother found this recipe and introduced me to it. I love the salad, even though it is a bit time consuming to make. With a hard roll, this is a complete meal.
DD#2 needed a quick, light "something" to take to a picnic an hour after she got home from work. I remembered reading a salad recipe with a package of pudding added so I opened the cupboard and started draining and dumping. She came home with an empty bowl and requested I make more for home. That's a good sign I think! (Cooking time is for refrigeration)