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!


tina said...

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

Becky said...

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