Grape salad recipe AND The Mom Song! Are you lucky, or what?!

I got the cookies made yesterday and now, it’s decorating day!  Yes, it’s a two day ordeal process. (Remind me again why I do this…?)

But since you were nice enough to stick your head in my cyber-door and see what’s up over here at Babyblomr, I’ll reward you with the grape salad recipe and a bonus!

I had this salad at one of those lady’s salad lunch things, where everybody volunteers to bring something. I’ll admit when one of the lovely women said, “I’ve got a good recipe for a grape salad,” I kind of thought, “Grapes? Salad? Ok…” Then the day arrived, she brought it, and I had to be physically restrained from just grabbing the trifle bowl and the serving spoon and going after it. Not really, but it was a nice kind of not-too-sweet, refreshing change from all of the chicken salad/green salad offerings. The Smedleys enjoyed it, and I also made some for the Two Swedes and a Dane and they really loved it– those Europeans are all about the fruit, ya know. They eat so much healthier than we do! Anywho, here it is:


Grape Salad

2 lbs red grapes

2 lbs green grapes

Wash and dry really well.

Mix together:

8-oz cream cheese

8-oz sour cream

2 tsp vanilla

Blend well. (I dressed mine really lightly, so it wouldn’t be too soupy– had a good amount of this mixture left.)

Mix 1/2 cream cheese mixture with green grapes and 1/2 with red grapes.

Layer green grape mixture, Sprinkle with small amount of brown sugar (I know, sounds weird, but it was really good–added an interesting little texture. Next time I think I am going to use that ‘Sugar in the Raw’ turbinado sugar) and toasted pecans.

Layer red grapes mixture, and sprinkle brown sugar and toasted pecans.


Now, some of you may have seen this already, but it bears repeating, especially this time of year. I swear, sometimes this really feels like this is my day…  Enjoy!

(Special thanks to deafmom on Twitter)

10 Responses

  1. meb

    Anything with cream cheese must be good. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing. Will we get to see pictures of the cookies again?

  2. themema

    Ok, from the picture, I was certain it had bacon bits. So is that the brown sugar that I see? It sounds wonderful to me, and we shall try it very soon. Thanks.

  3. gracelynn

    Thanks Tori! You are such a sweetheart for sharing your secret recipe. ;) I cannot wait to try it because, like meb said, anything with cream cheese is good. I’ll just have to find a way to keep my brother from eating the entire salad alone.

  4. belinda

    Wow, that sounds wonderful. I am going to have to take that recipe with me Christmas and try it. I make a Grape and Broccoli salad that is to die for too. I will definantely try this.

    So where are the Christmas cookie pictures?

  5. belinda

    Okay, the Mom Song was great!

  6. Barbara M. Lloyd

    Don’t I know that lady?

    Copied the grape salad and will give you a report after Christmas. Always interested in new and good recipes.

  7. LindaB

    HOLY COW!!! THAT’S ME SINGING THAT “MOM’S SONG”!!!! I sang that song to my kids while were growing up, and now I’m saying those same things to my granddaughter, and she’s nineteen! And I’m starting to say them to my husband!!!! He doesn’t mind me any better than they did!

    Ya know what? I QUIT!

    Well, I’d like to quit, but old habits are hard to break. Maybe I’ll just chill out a bit. Taper off slowly. Listening to this lady made me cringe!

    Thanks for the recipe, Tori! Thanks a “bunch”! LOL

  8. BrownEyedGirl

    Great recipe , Tori!

    I LOVE the Mom song. I followed links to the Dad song. That song is a lot shorter…LOL..

  9. auburn60

    I showed my son the Mom song.

    He said, ‘ Someone has been spying on you around here, Mom.’

  10. jd2008

    This “Mom song lady” obviously has WAY to much time on her hands. She probably has A LOT of cats…

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