This year, I tried two new recipes for our Christmas meal. I got them from my Aunt Linda, who made both of these dishes for our Thanksgiving meal. These will serve a crowd easily – so they are perfect for feeding church family at potlucks – but I wanted to make them for my family, aka, “the guinea pigs”, before serving them to others. They passed the test and I will definitely be making these for a crowd next time around.Β 

Pecan Cranberry Salad

One 15 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained, 1 cup of juice reserved.
1 cup water
One 3 oz. pkg. orange gelatin dessert mix
One 3 oz. pkg. cherry gelatin dessert mix
One 16 oz. whole berry cranberry sauce
One 6 oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup chopped celery (optional)

Combine the pineapple juice (from the can) and the water in a small saucepan; bring to boil and remove from heat. Pour the juice mixture into a large bowl and add the gelatin dessert mixes, stir until dissolved. Add the drained pineapple, cranberry sauce, orange juice concentrate, nuts, and celery and mix well. Spray a 6 cup mold (I used a Bundt cake pan) with nonstick cooking spray. Pour gelatin mixture into the mold and refrigerate until firm.

Enjoy!! It’s DEE-LISH! πŸ™‚

So, below is photo of my Christmas meal.Β 

It’s turkey (which was nothing special, just cooked in an oven bag), the pecan cranberry salad, peas, homemade mashed potatoes, and the most wonderful creamy corn you’ve ever eaten…wait! You haven’t eaten it? Well, let’s change that, shall we? πŸ˜‰ Here’s the recipe:

Cheesy Cream Corn

3 pkgs. 16. oz. frozen corn (total 48 oz.)
2 pkgs. (one 8 oz. and one 3 oz. for 11 oz. total) cream cheese, cubed
1/4 cup butter, cubed
3 Tablespoons water
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons sugar
6 slices American cheese- cut into small pieces.

Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and mix well. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until it is heated throughout and cheese is melted. Stir well before serving.

This one is amazing. Plan to make it for New Year’s. Or better yet, find something to celebrate tomorrow so you can enjoy it even sooner! πŸ™‚

Happy Eating!Β 

One thought on “Christmas Recipes

  1. Hmm…my husband won't usually eat creamed corn but maybe I will have to try “doctoring” it up with your recipe πŸ™‚


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