Cooking Without Photos – 5 Cup Salad

Cooking Without Photos – Week 14

This week we take a trip up north and across the river. Yep! North Little Rock, AR.

Long story short, North Little Rock was only known as “opposite Little Rock” for the longest time. After some backlash from across the river and some other back and forth, what is now the historic Argenta neighborhood merged with North Little Rock in 1903.

This week our recipe comes from the very well loved cookbook, “Our Favorite Recipes: Compiled By The United Methodist Women Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church North Little Rock Arkansas”.

In 1903 the church began by holding their first services under a brush arbor where the church now stands with Rev. N.E. Gardner officiating. By the following year, they built their first building and held services. In 1946 a fire destroyed the church but a new building was built to replace the one that was lost. Now over 60 years later, services are still being held.

After tornados ravaged our state this week, Gardner Memorial opened their doors today and invited the Amboy congregation to join them. What a wonderful feeling it is to help your neighbor. Much love and prayers for those effected or displaced by our weather. May you all find peace after the storm.

I chose to make 5 Cup Salad this time around. I’ve seen it a few times and it’s also been called 6 or 7 cup salad. You can make this really however you want. The other things I’ve seen added are: cherries, grapes, mango and nuts. Really there are so many different ways you can make it.

I also switched out sour cream for whipped cream. I’ve seen it both ways. For sure use sour cream if you don’t like things too sweet. Sooo many different combinations for this one. Enjoy!!!


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