I come from a long line of divine cooks. Their recipes were written on hundreds of little cards and shared. Eventually some of those cards were passed on to me. Every once in a while I like to pull one of those recipes from my ‘family tree’ and get all nostalgic. ’Picked from the Tree’ is a series where I document those recipes from my family tree and maybe share a memory or two.
I don’t have one specific memory of eating this recipe. It was more like a staple of my childhood. It was served with almost every meal during the summer and fall at my grandmothers house. And boy did I love it (and still do!).
I do remember once, when I was maybe 10, asking my mom why it was called Waldorf Salad. That’s when I found out about the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and how they served this salad. I made a goal then and there to go there someday.
Make cause first and have ready.
1/3 cup Miracle Whip or Mayo
3 T canned milk
1 T sugar
Grapes, halved & seeded.
Celery (heart) chopped.
3 apples peeled & cubed
Put together in above order.