Happy Thursday to everyone! We again have a very comfortable morning, and have the doors open for the cool breeze. Humidity levels are expected to rise, however, so I doubt if this pleasantness lasts the entire day.
This is the final recipe from the lunch I provided our adult day care on Tuesday. Preparations for this lunch are made on Monday, so what I plan is something that can be done ahead of time. Often, final cooking is done at the church by one of the staff members for the day care. On this past Tuesday, however, I knew I would have to really do advance planning since I was out of town from Thursday-Saturday of the preceding week. That meant I had to do the necessary shopping before I left town in order to be able to have Monday for working on the meal. Everything went smoothly, even though Monday had no idle times.:-) Monday night was also my Circle meeting time, and that was our annual covered-dish dinner before our break for the summer. I made an extra dish of Lemon Lush to take there.
2 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
2/3 cup dried cherries
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped tart apple
1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 teaspoons buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
7 croissants, split
- In a large bowl, combine the chicken, cherries, celery, apple, and pecans. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, buttermilk, salt and pepper; add to chicken mixture and mix well. Spoon 1/2 cup chicken salad onto each croissant. Yield: 7 servings
This recipe comes from a Taste of Home publication, probably as long ago as 2008, but I cannot be sure of the month. When it was published, Martha Goodrich of Wilmington, Delaware was recognized as the contributor.
I will mention that, for the first time ever, I purchased already cooked, diced chicken breast from the frozen foods section of the supermarket. I thawed it in the refrigerator, then gave it a little whirl in the food processor to break up the chunks just a bit, and I was pleased with the results. I don't intend this to become part of my usual habit, however. As the chicken had already been seasoned, I omitted the salt from the recipe.
We expect to see City Girl for a short while today as she comes through town for a gathering of high school friends. Then, we will be her last stop as she returns home at the end of the week-end.
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