Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tasty Tuesday - My Favorite Chicken Salad Recipe

One of my favorite summertime dishes is chicken salad.  I have two recipes that I make quite often, but this is my favorite.  These are the ingredients you'll need, along with a secret one that I'll share later:

  • three boiled chicken breasts

  • celery

  • onion

  • seedless grapes

  • pecans

  • seasoned salt

  • pepper

  • mayonnaise or salad dressing (Miracle Whip)

Step 1: Cut up your cooked chicken breasts into very small pieces and put in a large bowl.

I cooked lots of chicken because I'm going to freeze some for a Sunday chicken  dish later.  That's also a great recipe that I'm going to share in a few weeks.

Step 2: Add 1/2 cup of chopped celery and 1/2 cup of chopped onion to the chicken.                 

Step 3:  Next, add 1 cup of sliced, seedless grapes and 1/2 cup of chopped pecans.                                  

Step 4:  Mix all of these ingredients and sprinkle on 3/4 to 1 tsp. of seasoned salt and 1/2 tsp. of black pepper.    Mix well. ( I like to sprinkle  half of the seasoned salt, stir, then sprinkle the rest to make sure it's distributed well.)                                                                                         

See, I told you to use a large bowl.  I had to transfer mine to a larger one!

Step 5:  Oops!  I forgot to take a picture!  Add 1 cup of mayonnaise or Miracle Whip. I prefer Miracle Whip, but I also ate Miracle Whip and white bread sandwiches after school when I was a child, so what do I know?   And, oh yes, another confession....on days when I'm feeling really overweight, I use fat-free Miracle Whip.   :)

Now, for my secret ingredient.................                                                                                                                                              

Hot Sauce!!!!

Step 6:  Add 1 tsp. of hot sauce and mix well.  If you like the taste, add another 1/2 tsp.  Refrigerate and give all the flavors time to mix.  Serve as a salad or make a sandwich.  Enjoy!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Monday Musings - A Visit From Lilly

This weekend we had a precious little house guest....

And she brought everything but the kitchen sink (luckily, we already had one of those)....

A weekend with Lilly is always filled with ...

  • lots of hugs and kisses

  • late night talks and songs              

  • walks in the neighborhood

  • dressing up in cute little clothes and hairbows

  • listening to sweet little squeals

  • lots more hugs and kisses, and...

  •  a real appreciation  for all parents of special needs children!            

Come back any time, sweet Lilly....just give me a few weeks to catch up on my sleep.   Googoo loves you!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Oh, my!  Would you look at that?  It seems like only yesterday you were using training wheels...Hey, wait!  It was just yesterday!  Way to go, Michael!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Family & Friends - Walking the Dog

I'm so excited!  Yesterday, while driving home, I came up behind this.....

I got so excited because I've been trying to catch a picture of this for a long time.  This is my neighbor, Bob, "walking" his dog.  He does this every day, but I always run to grab my camera and by the time I get back he's too far down the street to get the picture.  When they turn around to come back, the dog is on the other side.

   So.... yesterday, I just stopped my car and chased them down.  Here's the picture of  Bob and his dog.  And I feel bad because I don't even know the dog's name....

If you look closely, you'll see that the dog is carrying an Easter basket with a stuffed cat in it.  He carries something in that basket every day!  Around Easter it was full of plastic eggs!  Isn't that the cutest thing you've ever seen?


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