Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Weekly Tip: Creamier Salads

To make your salads creamier- such as chicken salad, potato salad, macaroni salad and more- add milk to them rather than more dressing or mayo. This will give you a smoother and more moist salad without making it gloopy (if that's even a word) or too heavy. :o)

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Chicken Salad from Leftovers

I love to make Chicken Salad from leftover barbecued chicken. The flavor from the grilling and B-B-Q Sauce can't be beat! Here's how I make mine:
Chicken Salad
3-4 pieces leftover b-b-q Chicken
1 stalk Celery, minced
2 T. minced Onion
Salt and Pepper to taste
Salad dressing or Mayo
Remove chicken from bones if necessary. Chop chicken to desired size (I prefer a small chop). Mix in celery, onion and salad dressing to your liking. Season with salt and pepper. Store in refrigerator. Serve on rolls, bread, tortillas, flat bread or on a bed of lettuce.
~ I like to make this at least a couple of hours before serving to let the flavors come together a little bit. Refrigerate overnight for the best results.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Weekly Tip: Longer Lasting Greens

When you are storing lettuce or other greens in your refrigerator, place a couple of paper towels in with them. The paper towels will absorb the extra moisture without removing it from the container or bag and will keep your greens from getting slimy.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Weekly Tip: Backwards Edition

This week, Works for me Wednesday is working backwards and we are to ask a question of our readers. Here is mine:

What veggies/fruits/herbs do you grow in your garden and how do you preserve them?

We're getting ready to put in a garden (I'll explain the strange timing at another time) and I have some ideas of what I want to grow, but I'm looking for new ideas to get my thinking 'out of the box'.

Lay it on me, internets! :o)