So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9

Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished! Luke 1:45

Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday's Menu

 Last night, we hosted our small group at our house. A light meal or snack is all that they really wanted to have at meetings so I intended to comply.

I wanted to make soup and sandwiches. For the soup, I made creamy vegetable soup. But I wasn't sure what to make for the sandwiches.

The last time I made Creamy Vegetable Soup for a group, it was for Bunco. The hostess had made chicken salad sandwiches and it worked quite well with the soup I made and the desserts someone else brought.

So, I mentioned to Hubby that I could do that. Up until a few years ago, I didn't like chicken salad. I'm still not a huge fan of it.

Technically, this is my second time making it. And I don't really count the first because it was intentionally unadorned to help blend several others together for an event. Plus I was told exactly what to do. So, really, this is my first time.

Hubby and I were discussing it while I was busy doing something else and I told him that I could make it but I liked the kind that had pecans and grapes in it. So, as I finished up my task, he pulled up a few recipes and chose one that sounded good to him.

I guess he knows me well. It was exactly what I wanted. (Or maybe he was just excited that I finally like it too)

 A few of the women commented that it was "excellent" and very good. I thought so too.

And it is one of my favorite kind of recipes -- the kind you can adjust amounts of most things to your own taste.

I actually ended up adding a cup more of chicken (I saw no point in leaving one lone breast in the fridge) and will probably add less onion next time (only because every onion I get here is very strong smelling - the taste was fine to me although Hubby thought it was too strong).

I actually didn't add the whole amount of celery either because we are neither one great fans of celery so my version will reflect that.

If you'd like to see the original, it is here. Otherwise, here's my slightly changed version.

By the way, I have no idea who Charlie is.

Charlie's Famous Chicken Salad

5 - 6 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 1/4 cups finely diced celery
1 1/2 cups seedless red grapes, quartered
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
1 1/2 cups minced onion
7/8 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
3 cups Miracle Whip

Combine all ingredients -- you may want to mix Miracle Whip and Worcestershire sauce separately and add as needed. Chill well (allow flavors to meld together some). Serve as desired.

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