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Family Recipes: Watergate Salad August 16, 2011

Filed under: Dessert — krandle @ 6:52 pm
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I’ve shared one of the best family recipes I’ve got, so I figured it was also my responsibility to share one of the worst.

This is one of those recipes from the era of when women were being liberated from the kitchen with recipes involving highly processed, incredibly unhealthy, quick-grab ingredients — flavor be damned.

It may be the weirdest thing my mother and I have ever cooked, and one of the only desserts that no one liked.

However, it is a wonderful reminder of what food used to be like at potlucks across the U.S. So, enjoy.

Note: I have transcribed my great-grandmother’s recipe exactly as my grandmother typed (on a typewriter!) it for my mother. 

Watergate Salad

I wonder if the Watergate affair will be as well known as this recipe 50 years from now or will it be the other way.

1 9-oz. package Cool Whip
1 package pistachio pudding
1 can crushed pineapple with juice
1 cup miniature marshmallows
½ cup nuts, chopped
1 Tbs. lemon juice

Fold dry pudding into Cool Whip. Add rest of stuff. Refrigerate. Good.

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One Response to “Family Recipes: Watergate Salad”

  1. vespachick Says:

    Guess what recipe is currently on the pistachio pudding box? Yes–it is the Watergate Salad! No joke. It was seen at Walgreens. What do people really do with pistachio pudding anyway?


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