Friday, April 22, 2011

My Chicken Salad

One time I was at a baby shower and I stuck my foot in my mouth.
O.k. this has probably happened more than once.
In all honesty, it probably has happened at every baby shower I have ever attended.
I really need to learn to think things through before I say them.
But, I am only gonna share about one time today.

Me to the cook of the chicken salad:
"Wow, your chicken salad is great."
Cook:  Thanks.
Me: "I like mine better but this is a close second."

Sometimes I just need to slap myself to save other people the trouble.
I have been told by one not to be named Bishop that my chicken salad is his favorite ever.
He could have just been vying for some chicken salad and homemade rolls. 
I think my rolls might have been his favorite too.

I find it funny that in the land of the South where chicken salad was invented, my award winning recipe had been obtained and tweaked in Utah. Now that I am back in Utah, my chicken salad is no longer special.



2 cups cubed chicken (I boil and cool mine and then cut with chicken shears)
1.5 cup green grapes (cut in half)
1.5 cup red grapes (cut in half)
1 can of pineapple tidbits (drained)
16 oz. slivered or sliced almonds
1.5 cups Best Food Mayo (add a little soy sauce for flavor)

This lasts for several days in the fridge. In fact, it only seems to get better with time. I think it tastes best with crackers or on crescent rolls. 

Oh, and this post is reminding myself of something. Last week I took my kids to the mall to play on the fake tree. I sat next to a mom who was feeding her kids grapes. When they ran off to play she busted out the tupperware with a chicken salad crescent roll and a can of diet soda. She most vigilantly hid them when the kids came running back. Poor kids.

6 comments:

Rita said...

Great...now I am craving chicken salad. And yours sounds SO yummy!

"I like mine better, but yours is a close second." -- LOL, I love you Alice! At least you're honest, right? :)

ShEiLa said...

I am going to make your chicken salad... even though I know mine is better. ;)

I have never made mine this fancy and thus... I need to give it a whirl.

ToOdLeS.

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

I am now officially starving, haha! I need that salad! Thanks for posting, it sounds awesome!

Donna said...

Dangggg lemme git a bite!

Mrs. Billen said...

OH, man. I'm going to have to make this. I love chicken salad. But I won't let anyone here try it so that your name forever goes down as the best chicken salad maker in the south.
And thanks for following our silly blog! I'm glad you'll humor me even if you are against discussions of fashion.

Mrs. Billen said...

OH, man. I'm going to have to make this. I love chicken salad. But I won't let anyone here try it so that your name forever goes down as the best chicken salad maker in the south.
And thanks for following our silly blog! I'm glad you'll humor me even if you are against discussions of fashion.