Let me take you back to the 1940s when Mom did not rely on buying her salads from the local grocery stores. These were the days you knew where the products came from and mostly it was Dad’s garden.

Yummy sauerkraut salad

Yummy sauerkraut salad

Ingredients

  • 1 28-ounce can of sauerkraut, well drained
  • 1 chopped green pepper well chopped
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • ½ tsp celery seed

Instructions

Mix sugar, oil,vinegar and celery seed. Pour over sauerkraut and peppers. Mix well. Most important is to keep this in a refrigerator for several days.

Surprise cranberry salad

Surprise cranberry salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ground cranberries
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup drained pineapple
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup drained pineapple
  • 1 cup hot water
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1pkg. cherry Jell-O
  • 1 cup celery

Instructions

Grind the cranberries. Cover with white sugar. Mix the Jell-O, water, pineapple juice and cranberries. Stir in pineapple, walnuts, celery and place in refrigerator to set, about an hour.

Surprise spinach and strawberry salad

Surprise spinach and strawberry salad

Ingredients

  • 1 pound spinach
  • 1/4 cup poppy seed
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Dressing
  • 1/2 tbsp. grated onion
  • 1 cup salad oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Pinch dry mustard

Instructions

  1. Blend all dressing ingredients, but oil.
  2. Add oil gradually