Mary Beth serves this salad every year at a fundraising Christmas party she hosts for the female residents of our local Salvation Army. She serves many wonderful dishes, but, none better than this one. She said her mother makes it for their family each Christmas. Now, I make it for mine. My sister, Janice, would probably stay home if I didn't serve it at our family dinner.
I am a pie maker. My grandmother was a professional pie maker. She taught all of us. This is an old family recipe we made in a double boiler--- but I now make this filling in the microwave. My friend, Nan, gave me that tip about 25 years ago. It is no fail--- no lumps!!
I have been making this salad for at least 25 years. I think I got it from my friend, Cloetta. We served it at a church party for over 150. I like to make this the day before and refrigerate, individually, in ziploc bags.
When we are ready to eat mix together. (Add chow mein noodles last if desired. I don't use them at all)
This is a delicious side dish and so easy and quick! It goes great with everything and adds a little color to your meal. I ordered this at a local restaurant and decided I would try to figure out how to make it! The waiter told me it was fresh corn. It is really close to theirs!! It is so yummy!!! I prepare my veggies early in the day and store in zip lock bag.
This recipe came from Roma Jean. I had never tried to make pralines until now and these are so yummy. I was part of a ladies day workshop at my church and I made 9 different desserts. This was a favorite! And I brought my microwave to the classroom and made them on site.