Thank you all so much for your kind and supportive emails and comments on my last post regarding my son. Some of them made me smile, some made me cry (in a good way) and I truly appreciate each and every one of them...more than you know.
Moving on to carrot salad. Simple, delicious and good for you. It's vibrant and orange so that makes it fun! And it's a necessity on any Southern buffet line, IMHO.
Whenever we go to our favorite mom and pop restaurant we go through the salad bar and get carrot salad. I love it when they add mini marshmallows to it, because they add a bite of tender sweetness that is just so good. It's also something we always get when we go to Luby's Cafeteria or "Luly's" as the folk on King of the Hill call it :-) So I decided to make it at home and it couldn't be simpler and the hubs gave it two thumbs up!
- 2 lbs. raw carrots, peeled and shredded
- 1 cup chunky or crushed pineapple, drained
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup raisins soaked in hot water to plump, then drained*
- 1/2 powdered sugar
Combine carrots, pineapple, mayonnaise, raisins and powdered sugar; mix well. Chill until ready to serve.
Makes 8 servings. (I halved this recipe.)
NOTE: *I warmed the pineapple juice (from the drained pineapple) to soak the raisins in.
And another for good measure- Autumn eyeing my carrot salad :-)