Thursday, August 20, 2009

Best Chicken Salad

I enjoy something cooler and easy for dinner in the hot summer. However the kiddos don't always appreciate salads and such. This recipe is THE best recipe for chicken salad I have found and even the little ones will eat it. I got this recipe from Taste of Home. I don't actually serve it in a cantaloupe ring but I'm sure that would be lovely. We eat this with some bread or croissants and maybe a nice fruit salad. So if you need a make-ahead grab out of the fridge dinner one summer night try this! For more recipes to make in these last few summer months visit
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Best Chicken Salad
2-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1 cup green grapes
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 cantaloupe rings
Toasted sliced almonds
Directions: In a large bowl, combine chicken, celery, grapes and parsley. Combine the next seven ingredients; mix well. Pour over chicken mixture and toss. Chill for at least 1 hour. To serve, place 1 cup of chicken salad on each cantaloupe ring; sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 4 servings.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Forgotten Lunches

Summer is coming to a close and that can only mean one thing, school is just around the corner. Along with getting the kids ready for school with supplies and clothes I have started to think about lunches again. I came across some pics of some lunches that I had forgot about and decided to post them. So here they are-enjoy!