Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My Daddy's Favorite- Pineapple dressing

In November of 2009 we lost my Dad. He had brain cancer. It hit fast went undetected and before taking him from us it left a strong man a shell of his former self. (Don't worry it gets less sad)

What I want to focus on is his happy times. He is looking down from Heaven at me and turning red and sighing and shaking his head. He would have been so embarrassed that anyone wrote something about him for all the world to see. You see it is because he didn't know how special he was. And I am not saying that just because he was my Dad and I am his daughter. I am saying it because it is true! My Daddy is stronger than your Daddy yada, yada......

The man loved to laugh, tell silly stories and jokes, tease his grandkids & most of all he loved his wife, my Mama. She spoiled him rotten. Yes, he was rotten. She made him pie on his birthday when the doctors told him no cake and when he was really particularly in need of some spoilin' she made him Pineapple dressing for his salad. Remember those happy times I was mentioning earlier? Well, anytime he got Pineapple dressing was a happy time!

Now, this dressing is very versatile. You can pour it over any greens you like. Regular old iceberg lettuce, fancy romaine hearts and endive, plain old spinach, but the way I like it best is over coleslaw. Yep coleslaw. You take the dressing and toss it over coleslaw and chunk up an apple. Red or green, whatever variety you like. The apples won't brown because the pineapple juice coats them. It is the taste of summer if summer had a taste. Seriously good.

So are ya interested yet? Want me to quit my yammerin' and just give you the dang blasted recipe?
Well, ok. Since you asked so sweet and all. 

Pineapple dressing:
1 large can of chunked pineapple with the juice
1 tuna fish sized can of crushed pineapple with the juice
1 to 1 1/2 cups mayo use the real stuff people no fat free, sugar free caca. Use the good stuff. After all you are eating salad and all the green must cancel out all the bad right? Like eating a candy bar while drinking a Diet Coke ; )

Here is the hard part. Put it all in a container that you can seal without it leaking. Yep dump the  juice, pineapple and mayo in. Now shake! Shake until you can't shake no mo! See this works off some of the bad even before you have eaten the dressing. No seriously, stop worrying about the bad in this recipe and just eat it.  Take a little taste if it is too mayo-ish add another can of crushed pineapple or pineapple juice, if it is too pineapple YOU ARE CRAZY! ((collecting myself)) If it is too strong with the wonderful flavors of pineapple then add a little mayo more shake and taste. You can keep adding until you reach the flavor you like best. 

Pour away! Pour it on, pour it on! 
The coleslaw is best if it can sit about 4 hours in the fridge but is really good the next day, if it lasts that long.
Make sure you keep it refrigerated until you are ready to use it and if for some strange reason there are left overs. 

It was Daddy's favorite and I hope it is one of your favorites now too. I would love to hear how you used it, so leave me a comment and let me know.

Thanks for stopping by and i hope to see ya around this parts again.

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