by denise valentine

Hello, everyone. It seems that with the restrictions now being lifted concerning the COVID pandemic, there may be more picnics and gatherings this summer, as people finally begin to venture out and try to get back to normal activities.

It’s all happening just in time for those wonderful pot-luck picnics. They are my favorite because I love to sample all the goodies that everyone brings. There is usually at least one recipe that I have never had. I have a particular interest in salads of all kinds. I was looking through some of my cookbooks to find a fruit salad of some kind to make.

I find some of the best recipes in my collection of “paperbacks” from churches and other organization-fundraiser cookbooks. The recipe I am sharing this month comes from the Peace and Plenty Cookbook by St. John’s Lutheran Church in Thurmont and was submitted by Jean Myers. I hope you enjoy it.

Lazy Day Salad


1 large can of crushed pineapple (do not drain)                       

1 large can of fruit cocktail, drained

2 small cans of mandarin oranges, drained

1 large pkg. of vanilla instant pudding            

1 (8 oz.) container of Cool Whip


Mix all ingredients together and chill.

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