Okay. We went to Hubby’s annual family reunion on Sunday. I had made turkey lasagna and some banana bars but I wanted to take another dish too.
I looked in the fridge to see what was available and some grapes caught my eye. They reminded me that Linda had made a grape salad that they really liked.
So I found a recipe for grape salad in a cookbook, but it called for FIVE POUNDS of grapes! It says it makes 10 servings, so they are thinking a half pound of grapes is a serving? Doesn’t that seem like a really big serving?
I measured my grapes and I had two cups, so I modified the recipe to fit what I had. But when I got it made, while it was delicious, it really didn’t have enough grapes in it, so I ran over and bought another cup of grapes.
Anyway, we thought it was awesome, in a very non-diet way, so I’m sharing it with you for your non-diet days (like reunions!):
Grape Salad, my way
Combine 4 oz. cream cheese, softened,
16 oz. sour cream,
½ t. vanilla,
¼ C. granulated Splenda (equal measurement if sugar) and
¼ C. packed Splenda brown sugar (double if using regular brown sugar).
Clean 3 cups of sweet, seedless grapes. (I had two cups of dark ones and bought another cup, that time pink ones.)
Add the grapes and 1 C. of coarsely chopped pecans to the mixture.
Mix well and refrigerate.
Okay, back to the diet now.