Monday, August 16, 2010

Short & Sweet

I am just logging a short post to let everyone know that I am removing my self from the internet world (sort of).
I won't be posting blogs anymore at least not for a while till I work through this funk. I have also deactivated my facebook account. I feel it takes up to much of my time and isn't something that I usually find uplifting. Actually lately it has been the opposite, it only serves to depress or bring me down.  I am sure none of these actions are very permanent, I just need to know that I can live without FB. And so far my blog as just been making me feel like a failure, which was not the original intent.So what I am getting at is if ya need to catch up with me call, text or even send an email. I am not dead nor am I dying, I just really need some down time...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tasty Tuesday-Chicken Salad

So strangely enough one of my kids favorite lunches is chicken salad. I love this because chicken salad is pretty easy and says summer/light food to me! I had to play around with a few different recipes to get the flavor and consistency that my family likes, and to be honest I don't follow this recipe exactly. It is more of a guide line so I don't forget any key ingredients. Here is the Goodman family's favorite chicken salad:

Chicken Salad
2 cups cooked Chicken ( I have used it all! Canned, Leftover, Roasted Chicken from the Store, it all works great!)
1/3 cup Sour cream
1/3 cup Mayo
Squeeze of lemon juice
1/4 cup diced celery
1 heaping tablespoon Pecan pieces ( I cut them very fine or the kids don't like it)
Diced onion to taste ( I have used white and green onions, I prefer white but the green looks pretty)
1 tbs dill pickle relish
Dash of salt, celery salt, and about 1 tsp pepper.

Mix Chicken with Sour Cream, Mayo and Lemon Juice. Add in next 4 ingredients and then season to taste with Spices.

I know this is almost to easy to post, but after serving this so many times this summer I felt it deserved a post. You may notice that my recipe is on the dry side, this is how my family prefers it. However this is easily changed to a creamier version by simply adding more sour cream and/or mayo. We have served this on Croissants, French Bread, Wheat Rolls, and even in a ball with crackers on the side! My kids don't seem to care how I serve it as long as I don't put in to many nuts or to much pickle;)  So there is a tasty simple recipe for you, go whip it up and take your kiddos on a picnic!