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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Watergate Salad


Watergate Salad

Our grandchildren were out of school this past Friday, so I picked up Eli after I got off from work, so that he could stay with his PawPaw.  He was very talkative about a leprechaun coming to his class.  He said that the leprechaun made quite a mess of their classroom while they were gone to recess.  He said his chair was even turned over.  I asked him if he saw the leprechaun and he said that no one saw the leprechaun.  On Saturday, as I was making Watergate Salad, Eli began talking about setting a trap to catch a leprechaun.  I asked him if he wanted to use some Watergate Salad since it was green.   He asked us if we could go on the computer and google how to make a leprechaun trap, so we did.  There was a number of different types of traps to catch leprechauns as well as humorous videos.  We finally decided to leave the leprechaun some Watergate Salad.  Eli felt sure the leprechaun would leave him a surprise for leaving him something to eat.  Well, under the plate of partially eaten Watergate Salad, the leprechaun left Eli a gold $1 coin from his pot of gold.  He was a happy little boy!  We were a happy Nana D and PawPaw, too, to be a part of this memory  for him. 

Watergate Salad 

1 - 16 oz. can crushed pineapple
2 pkgs. pistachio pudding
1 large Cool Whip
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup chopped pecans

In a large bowl, stir together pineapple with juice and pistachio pudding.  Add Cool Whip.  Stir thoroughly.  Add marshmallows and pecans.  Stir to blend all together.  Refrigerate. 

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