Thursday, August 9, 2007

Stitch night

Tonight is stitch 'n gritch night and it is my week to cook. I got up early to make chicken salad and brownies (recipe from Tina's blog - July 15) so that would be out of the way and I could spend some time in Tyler doing errands and shopping after my haircut and not be rushed. Well - my van kept getting hot on the way over so I opted to not chance getting stuck in Tyler traffic and just came straight home. Rats. Oh well - probably saved me money in the long run (assuming replacing the thermostat fixes the problem - if it has to go see a mechanic, probably not!)

The chicken salad recipe is from my friend, Sherry. She used to have wonderful stitching retreats (weekends) at her home and she made this one weekend.

3 chicken breasts, cooked & cubed

3/4 cup diced celery

1 cup seedless grapes, halved

1 can Mandarin oranges, drained

Mix: 1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

2T. dried parsley

1T. lemon juice

1T. dry ranch dressing mix

Salt, pepper to taste

Pour over chicken & fruit mixture. Chill. Mix in 3/4 cup chopped walnuts. Serve as salad or on croissant rolls.

I will admit I sampled both- yumm - wouldn't want to take anything not fit to eat!


Anonymous said...

Brownies look good! And I'm going to copy that chicken salad recipe down, that sounds wonderful! Yum!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I made the same salad and it was soooooo delicious! A must make again type of recipe. I am loving your blog!!! Becky