Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Cranberry Cloud

Growing up, slave never cared for that ubiquitous dark red jellied log that served as cranberries on every Thanksgiving table. Only a few would venture a small bite and the rest would languish in the back of the refrigerator for a week until thrown out. Now cranberries can be very tasty. They compliment the turkey, just don't let them get boring!

One of slave's card playing friends bought a church cookbook as a gift. This recipe just called out for tweaking. This new one is presented here, it can be frozen if you wish or just served as a fruit salad. Guaranteed not to die in the back of the refrigerator. Num Num!


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits in JUICE
  • 5 medium firm bananas, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • ¼ C Triple Sec Orange flavor
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 envelope whipped topping mix, prepared
  • ½ cup chopped pecans


  1. Drain pineapple juice into a large bowl; set pineapple aside.
  2. Slice the bananas down the length, then slice off pieces and put in bowl with juice. Stir to cover the bananas (this keeps them from turning brown.)

  1. In another large bowl, combine cranberry sauce, sugar and triple sec. Mix this together well. Drain the juice from the bananas, add them to the cranberry mix. Stir in the pineapple and nuts. 

  2. Fold in the whipped topping carefully. Cover and refrigerate.
This CAN be frozen in a 9 x 13 dish. Be sure to remove from freezer at least 15 minutes before cutting into squares to serve on a piece of lettuce. 
If you wish a bit more of a “Bite”; replace some of the whipped topping with non-fat plain Greek yogurt.

Master Indy and slave wish you and your group the happiest of Thanksgivings.

Please note:
You have worked so hard all year to eat healthy and watch the calories. The holiday meals are no reason to forget what you have learned.

1.) “PORTION CONTROL”. Think since there is twice as much on the table as usual, use only half portions.

2.) Serve on 9 inch plates instead of the usual 12 inch dinner plates. Think of all the extra room on the table top!

3.) As you serve, keep a disposable foil pie pan with you to load with another serving. Cover and take to an elderly neighbor or someone who might be alone. (Even better invite them to join you!)

4.) After the meal, immediately portion, bag and give away to your guests. (LOL Don't let them leave without a zippered bag of food. Better for them – leftovers) (Better for you not as much temptation)

Of course don't forget to keep a couple of slices of turkey meat for late night sandwiches!

For our music:

Serving my Master Indy
To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

Please buy slave's cookbook:

The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White via @amazon

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