Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ambrosia

This is one of my favorite light meals. In keeping with my breakfast theme, this is another fast, easy breakfast or lunch. It's even acceptable for teenaged (or older) girls who might be whining, "I'm getting fat!"

AMBROSIA

1 can fruit cocktail in juice, drained well

1 pound cottage cheese
1/4 cup whipped cream (homemade, canned or cool whip - you choose)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup slivered almonds or chopped walnuts

Dump everything in a bowl. Stir. Eat. It'll keep for several days, if need be.

One of my absolute rules is that with protein one must eat carbohydrates. Eggs are not really all that filling without toast. This has dairy products and fruit, and so fulfills that requirement. If you pack it in a lunch with some nice crackers and a tall iced tea (unsweetened if you want to stay on that diet), it's really easy. And, as I said, when the girls got old enough to whine about not wanting a big breakfast, this was a good replacement.

14 comments:

Gone-ta-pott said...

Ohhhh yes I love this! The bad thing is, I could eat a gallon of it! I like mine with walnuts :)

At Christmas my Mother always makes a HUGE amount of Ambrosia! (different recipe) She buys a case of oranges and segments them,(pores juice back in) adds cherries and coconut and jars them in the fridge :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

I wouldn't have thought of this for breakfast, that's why I come here to think outside of the box.

Perfect breakfast because sometime you just want something light and fresh tasting.

The Blonde Duck said...

(Whispering) I'm a Texan who has never had ambrosia.

Pam said...

I haven't had this for years - thanks for reminding me about it. My kids would LOVE this.

buffalodick said...

Retro! When I was a kid, you would see a version of that at every pot luck! I like it!

Paula said...

Oh, I love ambrosia! I haven't had it in years and years! This looks great and would be good on a holiday buffet line, too! Oh, and please put some sugar in my iced tea! Diets be gone! :-)

Miriam in KS said...

I love that you've served it in a cutglass bowl. Ambrosia is a great dessert, breakfast, snack....

Robynn's Ravings said...

THANK YOU for your sweet words today!! And for GETTING IT! My youngest started 8th grade yesterday and I'm pouring over all the things I will do and counting off my five more years. Waaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!! Let's bawl together!

Mickle in NZ said...

Ooo, wonderful idea. I'd use walnuts too.

Hey - paisley would only improve my kitchen! Zebby sends happy snores to Thor.

TavoLini said...

Oh, my grandmother used to make this a lot. I haven't had it in years!

Channon said...

VERY different from my grandmother's ambrosia recipe. I might have to make this with her mandrin oranges and pineapple. (I don't eat fruit cocktail - that mixy thing we've discussed?)

Pam said...

This is my one of my favorite reasons to go to church socials!

Grace said...

the version of this that i know and love doesn't use cottage cheese, but i definitely think it's an ingredient worth adding and trying out! this is one of my favorite summer dishes. :)

~~louise~~ said...

Ah, those were the days of ambrosia delight. Thanks for the memories, Marjie. I haven't thought of Ambrosia in years...