Until last week, I hadn’t made Mother’s fruit salad in years.
But in planning a meal for our family’s newborn mother, when needing something sweet to complement a Ham-Broccoli quiche I was serving, I remembered Mother’s simple salad.
Very much like that Southern table staple Ambrosia — minus the cherries and coconut — the salad makes up quick from ingredients I normally have on hand. And it’s a perfect complement to ham. In fact, the combination tasted so good last week I decided to make it again today.
Perhaps adding the recipe here may help keep this childhood favorite at the top of my aging memory bank — where it properly belongs.
Mother’s Fruit Salad
Serves 21/2 of an orange — peeled, sectioned and sliced with membranes removed. 1/2 cup of crushed pineapple 1 banana sliced 1 to 2 tsp. sugar
Mix and serve immediately