Since we are deep into Thanksgiving prep I thought I would share another favorite family recipe from my grandma's recipe box, her Cranberry Salad! I totally understand what cranberry salad is, or what Cranberry Salad should be is a hotly debated topic, but in our family, this is the Cranberry Salad that was always on our holiday table with my Grandma!
As far back as I can remember whenever my grandma made this I never ate it! I am not a huge cranberry fan, or at least I wasn't when I was a kid. Now as an adult I look back, and I totally regret that I didn't try it. First, my Grandma was a total sugar lover so I should have known it would not be super tart. The second reason is simple, she was an amazing home cook so I am sure it would have been delicious.
When I was going through my grandma's recipes I was looking for what could easily be made ahead and checked off my Thanksgiving prep list. When I found this recipe I knew it was perfect for freezing so Cranberry Salad it is! I decided I would just wait to mix in the chopped nuts and marshmallows before serving, but other than that, this is a make-it-and-freeze-it dish.
I did set some aside prior to freezing and tried it before I took it home for Thanksgiving and I must say, it is delicious! I think that says a lot coming from someone who NEVER adds Cranberry Salad to her plate. LOL I did measure the marshmallows and walnuts with my heart, so there was probably a little more in my salad than the recipe calls for, but go with what feels right for you! Enjoy!