Thursday, March 18, 2010

How to make Green Spit

First of all, just let me thrown this disclaimer out there: I HATE that Jim’s family calls this dessert “Green Spit.”  Hate it.  But, alas, that’s just one of those things that you accept when you marry into a family.

Some people inherit Christmas in July, or a crazy Uncle Bert, or ugly china.

Me?  I got unending grass-stained laundry, Pittsburgh Steelers paraphernalia, and Green Spit.

Despite its name, it’s yummy, and it’s one of the things that my mother-in-law knows makes me happy pretty much any day of the week.  Like dark chocolate and Garden Salsa SunChips.

So, when Seth was in Ohio in February for his extended visit, Linda took it upon herself to teach Seth how to assemble this treat for me.

Interpeeps, I give you Seth’s step by step guide to Green Spit:

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I’ll be sure to leave you with the actual recipe, but just in case you had any trouble following Seth’s pictorial instructions, it’s basically:

  • start with a big bowl of Cool Whip;
  • taste;
  • maybe add mandarin oranges, if the fancy strikes;
  • taste;
  • dump in marshmallows,
  • taste;
  • dump in more marshmallows;
  • taste;
  • dump in the rest of the bad of marshmallows;
  • and eat whopping spoonfuls between each step.

But make sure Grandpa isn’t invading, which is what the last few pictures seem to say to me:

“Hmmm…..what’s he doing?”

“Okay, he seems distracted.”

“More for me!”

Could you not just eat him up?!  So sweet!

And speaking of sweet….here’s the recipe:

Linda’s Green Spit

2 small boxes pistachio pudding
1 9 oz. tub Cool Whip
1 can mandarin oranges (drained)
1 can crushed pineapple 
1/2 bag miniature marshmallows

Consider this a belated St. Patrick’s Day post! =)

12 comments:

phasejumper said...

I love making this recipe. I call it "fluff", though and usually use lime jello instead of pistachio pudding.

Sara said...

LOL My grandma makes this for nearly every holiday and birthday. Yummmmm! I like Seth's version, though. :D

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

I love it! I think we call it Waldorf salad, maybe? And there are nuts in it? But I could be thinking of something completely different.
And it took me a while to realize that you don't necessarily eat the chocolate and sun chips together- do you?

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Ha! Green spit. :) My family makes this, too, but according to them and Kraft, it's called Watergate Salad. I always thought that was a weird name, but then I saw it in a Kraft magazine a couple years ago!

VanderbiltWife said...

Mmm. My grandma makes this, too. Oh delightful marshmallowness.

The real reason I am commenting is because I am so SO SO happy that you used a sentence with three its/it's and used them all CORRECTLY. Look, blogger, it CAN be done. I can always count on Monica for proper grammar. :)

Kelly said...

Looks yummy!!

What I want to know is how you can get Seth to sit on the counter without grabbing everything?! Is giving him Green Spit the answer? My son wants to grab everything in sight...and then throw it!

Helen said...

My family calls it Cow Slobber. :)

Denise said...

my kids would be thrilled to eat something called "green spit."

it doesn't look appetizing to me.
but your son is darling and obviously happy with spoonfuls of "spit."

and thank you so much for your encouragement over at my blog. you are kind as i attempt to find and express my voice.

Aunt Cathi said...

lmao is that anything like a lunger, to kewl Linda. Gotta love it

Jenn said...

I love that he had a huge spoonful in EVERY picture! I figured you were making it and had given him the spoonful just to keep him out of it! Looks like he had fun. (I'm too impatient with kids in the kitchen! So, good for you.)

Anonymous said...

Soooo....dark chocolate and garden salsa sun chips are 2 of the only foods in the world that make my heart flutter ;-)

Seth's Grandma said...

Seth helped every step of the way. He just had to taste after adding something. Always with spoon in hand. Had a great time with him. I miss my helper.