I pulled out a recipe from my childhood. And it was time to teach Pickle.
There's something about needing to share a recipe with roots of our heritage. Food has always been a strong part of history and it is a facet of who each of us is.
As I re-read the ingredients, I realized that they could sound a little like a mistake. But, they arn't and it isn't. It is just one of those traditions from the midwest. A little bit of this and that coming together.
Just like the Pickle and me.
Cinnamon Applesauce Salad
1 Tablespoon cinnamon candies
1 cup hot water
1 small package cherry gelatin
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Melt candies in hot water. Heat if necessary. Pour over gelatin and stir to dissolve. Add applesauce; chill until partially set. Fold in celery and nuts. Chill completely.