Retro dessert recipes will never go out of style. They remind us of our childhood when everything was simple and fun. Watergate salad is a great example. If you’ve never heard of it before, here’s a brief explanation as to what it is and how to make it!
What Is Watergate Salad?
Watergate salad is a dessert from the ’70s when it was called “pistachio pineapple delight.” Its current name was given to the dish by a Chicago food editor, and it’s making a comeback thanks to TikTok. People highly recommend trying out the dish as it only requires five ingredients and five minutes to make. Plus, its bright green color will get you in the holiday spirit.
You can also switch up the ingredients as you like. For example, you can swap out walnuts for pecans toasted in coconut oil. If you have a nut allergy, you can skip the nuts completely. You can also add fresh fruit instead of canned. You can use some of the juice from the fruit to add a little extra punch. Adding some coconut will give it an exotic taste. But at the end of the day, the star ingredients are pineapple and pistachio.
How to Make It
- A single 3.4 oz packet of pistachio-flavored instant pudding mix
- One 8 oz tin of crushed pineapple in its natural juice
- A generous handful, about 1 cup, of dainty marshmallows
- A half-cup of finely chopped walnuts
- 4 oz of refreshing, frozen whipped topping (make sure it’s thawed)
- In a large bowl, combine the pineapple (including juice), pistachio pudding mix, mini marshmallows, and chopped walnuts.
- Fold in the thawed whipped topping until the mixture is well-blended.
- Refrigerate for 1-2 hours to allow the dessert to set.
On the Pokémon subreddit of Reddit, a user named Onebeardo shared a creative anecdote. He devised a distinctive Pokémon card as a proposal gesture to his girlfriend. The fan revealed that she accepted the proposal, and a snapshot of the card accompanied the post. The card’s attributes include a notably impressive 200 HP, and it boasts a single attack – the proposal itself.
A Unique Pokémon Proposal
The card featured the quote “I choose you,” and its sole action was posed as the question itself – “Will you marry me? If your response is affirmative, you will gain a player two for eternity.” Designed in a pixel art style reminiscent of the original Game Boy games, the card showcases the couple alongside Pikachu and Eevee. A noteworthy element is the inclusion of a Master Ball containing a diamond engagement ring.
In a subsequent comment, the Redditor clarified his process. He purchased the Master Ball from Etsy since he lacked access to a 3D printer, and he personally crafted the card after consulting tutorials on YouTube.
Players Get Only One Master Ball
The proposal idea garnered enthusiastic support from fellow Pokémon enthusiasts. One commentator noted that if she was proposed to like this, her answer would also be yes. She added a congratulation and expressed her hopes for the enduring happiness of the couple. Another chimed in, saying that she would accept such a proposal even if it was from a total stranger. A third individual remarked that Onebeardo had unlocked the Master of Love achievement!
However, a few pointed out a humorous aspect, asserting that he ingeniously employed the Master Ball. One person humorously commented that using it was absolutely brilliant because Pokémon players are supposed to only have one, and it has a 100% catch rate. Another jestingly said that she couldn’t decline because the Master Ball ensures a 100% marriage rate. A third playfully commented that using the Master Ball meant she couldn’t say no, but it’s also a romantic notion to spend your one Master Ball on her.