Thursday, November 19, 2009

How Long Has It Been Since You Went Old School?


Thank all of you for you kind comments about the kitchen.  I will do my best to post pictures Thursday afternoon or Friday morning of the real stuff that happens in there.

Quite a few of you mentioned you would like to turn this into an event.  So....for anyone interested, post as many pictures as you like of your kitchen as you are preparing the feats of all feasts, feel free to include your dining area, your guests, the whole enchilada!

Post by Friday and let me know in the comment section if you would like to patrticipate so I can be sure to visit your blog.

How many of you have had a Carrot and Rasin Salad recently?  This is an old school salad that still rocks!  I was yenning for this big time last week.

Peel 4 carrots and slice in the food processor or grater.  Add in 1/2 cup of raisins.  Stir in 1-1/2 tablespoons of mayonnaise.  That's all there is to it!  This keeps in the fridge for about 2 days.  Yes, you can keep coming back for more!

Some recipes call for lemon juice.  I don't normally add lemon juice but I did this time and won't ever do it again.  It made the salad too tart and it didn't have that nutty, comforting feeling that I was anticipating.

Other tweaks you can add are chopped pecans or chunks of pineapple.

This is a Fall salad that I truly enjoy...hope you try it soon!


36 comments:

Cheryl said...

Yummy I have not had that in forever, but it did occur to me it would go with Turkey day very well!

Donna-FFW said...

My firend makes a wonderful carrot/raisin salad, it does include crushed pineapples, nuts, and tiny bit celery. I adore it!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I've never had it. I would probably like it, but it's iffy with hubby.

Bridgett said...

Can you believe I have never tried a carrot salad such as this before? Crazy, I know. I adore carrots so I will be giving this a try.

Anonymous said...

Jim said,I make these about every 3 weeks,if none other than for myself.I also make some bread puddings,and one I thought about 2 months ago,don't remember its name,but here it is,1-tub of cool whip,1- 15 oz.can of fruit cocktail,and 1-4 oz.box of Jell-O,your flavor,we love peach,strawberry,etc mix all together good,and refrigate left overs.The grandkids coming in from school,love the sweets of old!!!

A Year on the Grill said...

I am in for the "reality show" postings for T-day... I am cooking twice for the day, first one will be Sunday, when I cook everything, Thursday, I only smoke the bird and a couple small sides for a neighborhood thing, so my best disaster shots will be from Sunday. So I will be setting the standards early

Chef E said...

Did you just say 'enchilada', darn you when I have no Tex-Mex places around me, and have class in a few minutes!

Sounds fun...and we made a similar salad in the cafe last year with apples, carrots, cabbage, and paprika...now I am truly hungry...

Mary said...

Love this!!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Hmmm. I don't think I've ever had carrot and raisin salad. I really like how easy this is to make, and that I have all the ingredients in my house already. I'll have to try this one sometime!

Debbie said...

Looks delicious Katherine! I won't be cooking this year for Thanksgiving since we will be out of town but I'll be happy to post some pics of my kitchen anyhow....

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never had this salad. Wow!

5 Star Foodie said...

I've never had this salad either! This is something my daughter would really love!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love the carrot/raisin salad, Katherine, but my hubby cannot stand raisins.. SO--I doubt that I'll make this one. Have you ever had it with pineapple in it??? It's good that way also.

Hugs,
Betsy

Juliana said...

Oh! I like this salad...carrot and raisin...love the sweetness of it :-)

Claudia said...

Grand fun to go "old school." Love carrot salads in every combination. Will definitely do this (w/o lemon).

Pam said...

it's been ages since I've had a carrot raisin salad. I don't know why, since they are sooo yummy!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh looks great

teresa said...

old school never looked so good!

Chris said...

I'm old skool, like an old fool!

This post totally reminded me of Sunday covered dish suppers:)

Gladys said...

I love carrot raisin salad but sadly growing up my family would rather have liver or brussel sprouts. The only time I got to eat it was when they served it in the school cafeteria.

Mary said...

I love carrot salad but have not had it in an age. Now you have me thinking.

Cairo Typ0 said...

Sounds tasty! The kitchen carnival sounds like fun. I won't participate because my kitchen blows. (God, i miss Kenya!!) I look forward to drooling over other people's awesome kitchens though. :))

buffalodick said...

Sounds good! I admit I've never had it...

jenjen said...

What a great idea. I think you should do it. It would be fun to see what everyone did for the big day and all of their yummy food.

Thanks for adding me on FB - how fun!

XOOX
Jen

Marguerite said...

This recipe sounds dee-lish! I will definitely try it. It was one of my Mom's favorites, so I grew up with it on the table. Plus it was always a must at The Picadilly! Have a fun weekend, cher!

Marjie said...

One of our guests is always armed with his camera; maybe we'll get some insane shots of food prep in motion. I have posted pictures of my kitchen before, but not in your kind of detail. And our fancy eatin' room is right next to the kitchen, too, through a pass-through at the end of the counter. Couldn't be better. Yes, I made hubby pay someone to chop a hole in the wall for that.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I've never had a carrot salad! I bet it's delicious. Something told me to buy raisins this week too.

Sophie said...

A lovely easy yet so tasty salad!!

I like carrots salads a lot!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

This brings me back to my Peter Rabbit cookbook from when I was a child. Great salad!

Lea Ann said...

The only carrot raisin salad I've ever had was at Chick-filet and it was good. I'm going to bookmark this recipe and give it a try.

Laurie said...

I love retro cooking! Your carrot salad looks great.

The Thanksgiving photo thing sounds fun!

Helene said...

I love carrot/apples salad. Anything with carrot is delicious.

TavoLini said...

Oh darn--I want to post pics of my kitchen, but I'm not hosting Thanksgiving this year. Still, I might spruce it up and join in :)

Carrot and raisin salad was one we always made when I worked at Whole Foods--no one ever seemed to tire of it!

Penny said...

Count on me Katherine for after pictures of the kitchen. I think we have started something here. Will let you know when I post. Happy Thanksgiving!

Justin said...

i haven't had this in at least a few years, but i still love the sound of it

Katy ~ said...

I haven't had this salad in a while, and am glad for the reminder. It would have been a welcomed side for the Thanksgiving table. I'll have to remember it for Christmas.