Cherry Coca-Cola Salad
Some people may not be familiar with the congealed Jello salads of yesteryear, but this one is still one of my favorites. I am serving it tonight with chicken, sliced heirloom tomatoes, garden fresh peas with Chili Sauce (Fresh Tomato Relish) and iced tea. It's been a hot day here in Tennessee and this sounds so good. I hope you will give it a try.
1 large package cherry Jello
1 can black pitted cherries
1 small can crushed pineapple
12 ounces (1-1/2 cup) Coca-Cola, well stirred
1/2 – 3/4 cups crushed walnuts, toasted
Drain pineapple juice into a saucepan. Add cherries and cherry juice; bring to a boil. Add Jello, stir until dissolved. In a bowl measure Coca-Cola. Stir until all bubbles are gone. Add crushed pineapple, nuts and boiling cherry mixture. Chill until set.
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar or to taste
Blend sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese and sugar well. After Jello has set, spread on top.