Saturday, November 17, 2012

Buying ahead, blogging ahead: BY #11: For November 18

My BY for the day: Mandarin oranges

If I were adding anything to go along with this, it would be: A can of pineapple, some shredded coconut, some sour cream--voila, ambrosia salad as made all my life that I can remember, especially at Thanksgiving...appropriate, yes? :) Actually, I would have to look up the proportions of cans to sour cream, etc., so if anyone is interested, I'll find out for sure, but that is the list of ingredients as I remember them. Ah, memories.

But I digress. Since we are sticking with cans, as I mentioned previously in another BY post, if you are buying mandarin oranges, think in terms of servings. There are the little cans, and there are the big cans, and then there is the fact that someone in your group might not like mandarin oranges--so it's always good to figure in all the factors. Me? I like mandarin oranges...

"Orange" you glad it's the weekend? I know--groan.....


TM Frugal Gourmet said...

Have you used your canned fruit with cottage cheese?? OH WOW, my kids love it! But they love it even more when I make cottage cream and then make a frozen fruit "sorbet" to put on top.
I do use a VITAMIX to make these...

Cottage Cream
2 cups cottage cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. real vanilla extract

Mix all in blender until smooth. Pour back into the cottage cheese container or individual custard cups. Let set up in fridge

Frozen Sorbet
Frozen fruit

ONLY enough water so it isn't stuck when blending. Blend this until all fruit is smooth and it mounds in the corners. Use a cookie scoop to dish up on top of cottage cream.

OR use frozen, fresh or canned fruit arranged on top of the cottage cream.

Cottage cream tastes like cheesecake according to my kids, without the heavyness.

Marie said...

TM Frugal Gourmet--This sounds really good--I don't have a Vitamix, but I might be willing to see how a blender would work... :)This will probably show up with my next fruit entry..thanks so much!