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Surprise Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Bessie Spray
Added: Sunday, September 30, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp. flour
3 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup juice from fruit
3/4 to 1 box soup macaroni
2 cans mandarin oranges
2 small cans crushed pineapple
1 large Cool Whip
1 small package miniature marshmallows
Maraschino cherries, if desired

Directions:
Directions:
MAKES LARGE SALAD

Combine and cook the sugar, flour, eggs, salt and fruit juice 'til thick. Cook 3/4 to 1 box spezziello (soup macaroni) in salted water. Cool and add to above mixture. Add 2 cans mandarin oranges (cut up and drained), 2 small cans crushed pineapple (drained), 1 large "cool whip" and 1 small package miniature marshmallows. Stir well and let set a few hours. Add maraschino cherries, if desired.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Dick and Bessie Spray were very close to mom and dad. When WWII broke out, the four of them (and a bunch of kids) moved to Detroit together and dad and Dick worked in a plant that made tank engines. After the war, they all went back to Nebraska. Bessie always seemed like an Aunt to us kids.

Some of the spellings are a challenge here. The "soup macaroni" was hard to make out but shouldn't make much difference. Plus, most of mom's recipes reference "boxes" of ingredients or "packages". I assume a box of macaroni is probably a pound, but you'll have to experiment to be sure.

 

 

 

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