From Virginia Garrison (This salad got it's name because the first time
we had it, we were visiting Grandma and Grandpa Garrison in Lakeland,
Florida at Christmastime. Grandma was making a big deal about having
to "stay up late to make the salad" for Christmas dinner. I thought
this must be pretty special, and stayed up to observe the creation of this
mysterious salad. Much to my surprise, it was quick and easy with only
two basic cooking skills required: opening cans and stirring! Ever
since this recipe has been fondly referred to as "Midnight Salad", and has
become a family tradition at holiday dinners.)
2 cans pineapple tidbits
3 cans mandarin oranges
1/2 bag mini marshmallows
8 oz sour cream (fat free sour cream works
great but you might want to decrease the the amount a little bit so the
salad isn't too "wet".)
(Be sure to stay up 'til midnight... then
Open cans of fruit and drain well.
Combine combine fruit and marshmallows in a large
bowl and fold in sour cream.
Refrigerate for a few hours to let the flavors
blend and allow the marshmallows absorb some of the moisture from the sour
Stir gently before serving.