My Grandma Grace made Fluff every Thanksgiving. Fluff to the Campbell's is as important as the turkey. Thanksgiving was the only day of the year Grandma made it, and even now I think I'm the only one in the family who ever makes Fluff at other times of the year.
Fluff is simple, colorful, sweet, and, well, fluffy.
Grandma Grace's Fluff
1 cup seedless red grapes, sliced in half
1 cup maraschino cherries, cut in half
1 small can pineapple tidbits (do not drain)
Juice of one lemon
1 bag of regular-sized marshmallows
1 pint of whipping cream
Mix in a bowl the lemon juice, grapes, cherries, and pineapple.
Now using kitchen scissors, cut the marshmallows into quarters. Some of you efficient types are wondering why one would cut up marshmallows instead of buying mini marshmallows.
There is a reason. You cut them so that the fruit juices can soak into the marshmallow pieces. Maximum soakage, peeps. It makes for better Fluff.
Here's the trick. After every 4 or so marshmallows, your scissors will be really sticky. Dunk them in a glass of water and viola! No more sticky. Just keep snipping and dunking until you've quartered the whole bag.
In another bowl, whip the whipping cream until it is the consistency of - whipped cream. heh. Fold the whipped cream into the fruit and marshmallow mixture.
You have Fluff!
The first year Mr. P and I were married I brought Fluff to the Smith Christmas gathering. Now each Christmas - 15 years of them - they still want to know if Amy is bringing the Fluff.
Fluff is magical stuff. Happy Monday!!
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