How did this happen? My mother-in-law, Miss Barbara Rose, made a traditional holiday salad, which she served at Thanksgiving and Christmas, without fail. I have the recipe, which I shall share during the upcoming holidays.
It was one of her signature dishes that I looked forward to and always thought it was one of the best tasting recipes she ever made. Lo and behold, when we had a house-full of children and grandchildren last weekend, they all began talking about that very salad and how much they "disliked" it! WHAT? That's almost sacrilegious to me....they are southern boys and you simply cannot be raised in the south and dislike a congealed jello salad. You will find some form of these recipes at every funeral, cotillion, church social or dinner table from Mississippi to Tennessee.
Well, all is not lost. The Divine Miss M and I will carry on the tradition and keep making and serving these cool delights, not only at the holiday meal, but all four seasons. This strawberry salad is simply divine and comes from Miss Margaret who was a dear friend of Mothers. Miss Margaret lived in Columbus, Mississippi and lived to be 92 years old. This salad can be served for a salad or dessert and it's like tasting a fresh, cool strawberry in every bite! Ya'll enjoy and remember, there's always room for jello!