When I got engaged, at my bridal shower we served this salad and everyone loved it. I then started making it for my friend's bridal showers. It is a great hit and has a wonderful taste. Definately different from the usual salads. I usually cut up all the vegetables the night before so on the day of the party all I have to do is mix it up. Perfect for a crowd.
Cholent is a meal made mostly by orthodox Jews. Since orthodox Jews do not cook on the Sabbath, but they want to eat something warm, this is the perfect answer. This is prepared before the Sabbath and then turned on and cooks for approx. 20 hours until lunch time. It is traditionally served with kishke cooked on top of it and then served along side of it.
Since it uses applesauce as well as fresh apples it is very moist, easy and quick preparation, and great apple taste. When I am in a really big hurry, I just double the applesauce and don't bother with the fresh apples.