Let me be honest. I’m no Suzi Homemaker. My idea of baking is opening up a box and adding eggs, water, and milk. I’ve rarely been successful at duplicating a recipe. However, I do like to cook, and can sometime sbe pretty good at it. And I’d love to share some of my successes with you.
Just a little warning, none of my recipes, have measurements, so if you are one who needs to follow recipes with exact measurements, these may not work for you.
Terri’s Famous Chicken Salad
This chicken salad can me served on sandwiches, in a wrap, or my personal favorite is just to eat it with crackers. I prefer to make this ahead of time and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours or overnight so the flavors can really fuse together.
1. Cook a few pieces of bacon and set aside to cool.
2. Shred a whole rotisserie chicken into a mixing bowl.
3. This next part is where you get to be creative. The first time I made this, I tossed in a handful of pine nots and a handful of Craisins (dried cranberries). The next time I made it, I tossed in a minced up apple, Craisins, and slivered almonds. The key is to add things to give the salad lots of texture.
4. Crumble up the bacon from earlier and toss that into the mix.
5. Scoop in a big spoonful of Mayo (I use the kind made with Olive Oil).
6. Swirl in some dijon mustard.
7. Mince up some lettuce and toss that into the bowl with everything else.
8. Mix thoroughly.
9. Enjoy 🙂