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This week, I want to share a salad recipe that a belonged to the grandma of a friend of mine. She said she called it "don't waste the grapes salad" and well, as funny as she always was...I can certainly see and imagine her saying that.
This is amazingly good. It keeps for several days, I made this and on day four after it was made, it was really better than the first day. It is so good.
Below is the original recipe....but with the modern adjustments.
"Don't Waste The Grapes Salad" by Doreen Norwood
3-5 pounds wild seedless grapes picked fresh ( I used green and red seedless)
1 cup warm goats cheese ( I used one 8oz. package cream cheese softened)
1 cup real cream at room temp. ( I used one 8oz. container sour cream)
about 1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
splash of lemon juice ( I did not have any lemon, so I omitted this all together)
about 1 1/2 cups nut meats ( I used pecans, but you could use walnuts)
2 Tablespoon brown sugar
Pick grapes off stems and wash and dry. Set aside. Cream with large spoon cheese, cream sugar and vanilla. ( I used a hand mixer to cream the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla.) Add grapes to large bowl and swoosh until all is mixed and coated well. Lastly, mix brown sugar and nut meats and mix again. Chill until ready to serve.
* Footnote: bottom of recipe card read: Note: when you have a lot of grapes to harvest and get tired of making jelly, this is a great addition to your dinner table. Don't waste the grapes is a staple at Sunday dinner around here and has been for nearly 50 years or minus the years we did not get a good grape crop. It is a no fail dish.
The substitutions I used worked well. This is so good, creamy and refreshing on a hot afternoon with just a little something is what you need to make it till dinner. Trust me, it is oh. so. good and keeps well for several days.
Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!