It’s that time again!! And raise your hand if you thought you had at LEAST a week or two more until the big Turkey Day??  *raises hand*

As we all are hustling about running errands or “doing it” (read blog post here) I thought I would throw out a recipe that my gran made every year. It was that pink frozen thing that would show up after the turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes had been consumed. It’s one of those desserts that’s so strange that I have to post it here for folks to make. It’s called Grammies Arctic Freeze.

Grammie Banks’ Pink Arctic Freeze

1 can whole cranberries
2 3 ounce pkgs of cream cheese, softened
2 Tbs mayonnaise
2 Tbs sugar
1 9 ounce can crushed drained pineapple
Β½ cup chopped walnuts
1 cup whipping cream, whipped, to be folded in last

Mix first 6 ingredients.
Then whip the cream and fold it into the mixture.
Pour into a regular size loaf pan and cover with saran wrap.
Freeze for at least 6 hours. Best to do the night or day before.

Most important is to remember to take it out about 10-15 minutes early to
soften a bit. Then put it on a plate, slice it and serve it! Looks nice on a bed
of lettuce, also.

Do you have a strange holiday recipe or tradition?


  • Kristin

    Ha! This is a very important holiday dish in my family, too! (I hate it, I must say.) Our variation is that Mom (and previously, Grandma) made them as individual dishes–in muffin tins.

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