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Chicken Salad

I had been craving chicken salad from a local restaurant on Sunday.  Of course they are closed on Sundays.  But, Stephen used to work there, and he was home.  I thought that between the two of us we could figure out the recipe (or close enough) for us to enjoy some chicken salad.

They use boiled chicken breast.  We didn’t have those, but we had some leftover rotisserie chicken and had a large can of chicken breast.  Chopped up both (drained the canned chicken), and placed in a bowl.img_1673img_1672They also serve this salad with sliced red grapes.  We prepped those as well.img_1678They use a food processor, and yes, I have one but didn’t really want to use one.  I had my old food chopper and made good use of it.  This is about one medium sized stalk of celery, minced.img_1675They use a yellow onion, I had purple.  Minced as well and about 1/4 of the onion is all we needed.img_1676About a cup of mayonnaise, and 1/4 cup of lemon juice.  Also, ground black pepper (again, to taste).img_1674img_1679Another topper is sugared pecans.  I always seem to have pecan halves in the freezer (bonus), so I got out about a cup, and placed them in a skillet.  I also added about a tablespoon of white granulated sugar, and about two teaspoons of brown sugar.  Sauteed until melted, and the pecans are crispy.img_1680img_1681My plate with 1/2 cup of chicken salad, and a teaspoon (or a little more of the pecans), some grapes, and 3 crackers.  So yummy.img_1683

Loved that Stephen and I made this, and that I have enough for the week at work.

Blessings.

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National Junk Food Day

So apparently today is National Junk Food Day…and since surgery I definitely have some cravings that are not good for me or my sleeve. 

Crunchy Cheetos. Butterfinger Bites. 

Both of these are evil for me to have around, but having a bite or two is okay just not everyday. Today is a day for treats.

Happy Friday.