How’s life?!? What’s new with you all? These past few weeks have been crazy busy since my workload at work has dramatically increased because of the upcoming holiday. I work in the grocery industry and we’re always preparing for a holiday. Once one passes we are gearing up for the next one. Although I’ve been working super long hours I’ve still managed to enjoy the summer weather and spend some time with family and friends. Just yesterday, a few of my mom’s relatives dropped in for a quick visit. We all met at my grandmother’s house and just sat and talked. It was a nice and easy visit and it was really nice to catch up with everyone.
Now as you know when family stops by you better have something offer them. Since they were coming in the middle of the day and only staying a short while my grandmother asked me to make some chicken salad. Now, I made this chicken salad for Mother’s Day lunch back in May and it turned out great. This time, the chicken salad turned out great again! The first time I made this dish, I roasted a whole chicken stuffed with roasted garlic, fennel, celery, butter and a TON of herbs. This time I opted for store-bought rotisserie chicken since I was short on time. You couldn’t even taste the difference. I just shredded the chicken with two forks added in the other ingredients and combined and voila I had the perfect chicken salad.
Be sure to check out the recipe below and let me know what your quick go to dish is to make when family stops by on short notice. As always, leave a comment.
2 whole chickens
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup celery
1/4 cups of mayo
1/2 cup honey roasted sliced almonds
1. Shred chicken using two forks
2. In a bowl combine chicken, seasonings celery and shallots. *Feel free to adjust seasoning according to your taste*
3. Add in mayo and combine. *Feel free to adjust the amount of mayo according to your taste*
4. Top chicken salad with sliced almonds
And it happened that He was reclining at the table in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners were dining with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many of them, and they were following Him. When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that He was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they said to His disciples, “Why is He eating and drinking with tax collectors and sinners?” And hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2: 15-17