I realized I hadn’t posted any recipes in awhile and had a couple I wanted to share. Now, you probably don’t want to make these two together, but separately they are delicious!
I have searched long and hard for a good chicken salad recipe. This is one of those things that no two people make the same. And being a mayo hater, it’s a wonder I even like it. But I think a good chicken salad needs some fruit…definitely needs some nuts…can’t have too much mayo…and easy on the celery. Agreed? Kroger actually has a pretty good chicken salad in their deli so when searching for the recipe online, I found the one below. I tested it out yesterday and it was great!
Grape Chicken Salad (20 servings, about 1 cup each)
12 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
2 lbs red grapes, halved
5 1/4 cups diced celery
1 to 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans; toasted
3 green onions; sliced
2 cups mayo
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup vinaigrette
1 tbsp prepared mustard
In a large bowl, combine chicken, grapes, celery, pecans, and onions. In a small bowl, whisk mayo, broth, vinaigrette and mustard until smooth. Pour over chicken mixture; mix well. Cover and chill at least 4 hours before serving.
Obviously this recipe makes a ton. I made 1/3 of the salad and it was plenty! Also, throw in some celery salt for good measure. YUM!
Next up…pancakes! It always seems like breakfast foods are a specialty of the man of the house. And this house is no exception! We love cooking breakfast and probably have pancakes once a week. (Although I could probably eat them for every meal!) We can’t take credit for this super good spin on the traditional pancake (it’s on the side of the Bisquick box) but they are OH SO GOOD!!
Melt in Your Mouth Pancakes
2 cups Bisquick
1 cup milk
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
Stir ingredients until blended; pour on the griddle in your preferred size and shape.
Tastes like cake!