Thursday, July 2, 2009

Smoked Boston Butt

Coming soon... compliments of the husband!

Chicken Salad

Swim meet nights are so crazy and hectic. We are there for at least five hours, and it would be easy just to buy food from the concession, but expensive too!

We have made a variety of cooler friendly foods thus far, but chicken salad is one my favorites.

Wendy's Chicken Salad
This is a concoction based upon some of my favorite chicken salad recipes...

2 cups of cooked and coarsely shredded chicken. Honestly, leftover baked chicken always tastes the best.
2 stalks of celery, finely chopped.
a couple of handfuls of grapes sliced in half
2 tablespoons of mayo, the real stuff
1/4 cup of plain yogurt
dash of kosher salt
fresh ground pepper
And if you are feeling adventurous sometimes I add one of the following... ground cumin, or lemon pepper, or ground ginger, or green onions.

This is some yummy mild tasting chicken salad. I have a small mayo aversion, and the plain yogurt balances this nicely.

Serve on whatever you have, I love croissants, but alas they are expensive. Last night we ate it on whole wheat bread.

In case you are wondering, I also packed watermelon, and water. Not enough to eat. I was under prepared. I need to plan better for next week when I fly solo.

Opinion: Kiddo loves this. Our niece who was also with us did not. We had to buy her a hot dog. Mike and I each ate two sandwiches. I think that explains our feelings.