Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween 2016

Happy Halloween, Friends!  Halloween is just about my favorite "holiday" as it generally signals the heart of autumn.  Unfortunately, that's not the case here in SE Tennessee.  We're setting record highs (it's in the upper 80's today) and it absolutely doesn't feel like end the of October.

I'm unable to get my photos onto my computer, but as soon as I do, I've got to show you my this-year's-Halloween treat bags.  We get between 100-125 trick-or-treaters every year and it's so much fun!

So have fun tonight.  Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Fruity Curry Chicken Salad


For some reason, I can't get my photos from the camera to the computer.

This recipe is kind of a note to myself.  I generally just throw together a chicken salad, but this time I actually measured the amounts I used.  This is a very adjustable recipe, add more or less of what you like or don't like.  This is a great starter recipe.


8-10 oz cooked chicken (about 1 1/2-2 cups), cubed or shredded
1 stalk celery, diced
1 cup grape halves
1 apple, peeled and diced
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Craisins or raisins, amount to liking, optional
1/2 cup mayo (I use half regular and half reduced-fat)
scant 1/2 tsp curry
black pepper, to taste

Mix the mayo, curry, and black pepper.

Combine the chicken through nuts (or C(raisins).  Fold in dressing.  Chill until serving time.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

BBQ Chicken Salad Cilantro Lime Rice Bowls

Instead of posting the recipe here, I'm just going to add the link to this wonderfully easy and delicious salad (and much better photos! {per usual}).  Outside of mixing the dressing, this is a quick salad which requires little prep. 

Great use for leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken.  You could eat this everyday for lunch (or dinner) and not be sorry.

Just in case you didn't know, Mel is my go-to food blog.  I've been following her for years and she has NEVER disappointed.