Green Food for St. Patrick’s Day

Watergate is history, but the cake lives on – and it’s green.  I plan to make my mother’s version today; she used ginger ale to the traditional recipe to give it some kick.

Ginger Watergate Cake

  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1 package instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

Mix all ingredients and bake in small cake pan for about 45 minutes.  Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

And I remember her  Lucky 7 Watergate Salad (7 ingredients):

  • 1 can crushed pineapple, not drained
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 small box of instant pistachio pudding
  • 1 small container of cool whip
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped apples

Mix all ingredients and chill overnight or at least 3 hours.


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