We made it to my sisters house and are in the throes of food prep. She is making the cornbread for the dressing. I’m doing the cherry coke salad and the turkey and brine. All is well with my soul. I hope your evening is just as perfect.





After some inquiries, and with a bit of time on my hands in front of a computer, I’m adding the recipe for MeMe’s Cherry Coke Salad.

1 large box (or two small) cherry jello.

1 can crushed pineapple

1 can dark cherries (NOT PIE FILLING)

1 12 oz can coke

1 cup (give or take) chopped pecans save some for garnish.

1 package Dream Whip Original

1 block creme cheese


Drain pineapple and cherry juice into pan,add the can of coke, add enough water to make 4 cups liquid. Bring to a boil, add jello to dissolve. Pour into pan, add nuts, pineapple and cherries and stir. Refrigerate until set.

Prepare Dream Whip as package directs. Add 1 block creme cheese. Top jello with this then garnish with left over crushed pecans.


Now you have just been transported to every childhood Christmas and Thanksgiving I ever had.


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2 Responses to Tradition.

  1. Sarah says:

    I will put this on the try list. Sounds good.

  2. Pam says:

    I make this every year. This year I’m using Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese so we shall see.

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