Thursday, June 18, 2009

chicken berry salad

Jeremiah took one look at the salad I'd served for dinner
and announced he wouldn't be eating his salad this evening.
So I told him,
"Goodnight ~ 'cause that salad is dinner."
He ate it
and lived.
I ate and enjoyed.
Lily enjoyed it, too.
I'm not sure about anyone else...
I made the blueberry poppyseed dressing
by mixing in the food processor:
1 c. blueberries
1/2 c. olive oil
1/2 c. water
1/3 c. vinegar (half apple cider, half white)
1 TBS honey
1 TBS poppy seeds
1/2 TBS mustard
salt & pepper
I fixed the salads:
lots of leafy greens
thinly sliced chicken* (cooled slightly)
strawberry rounds
slivered onions
and just perfect for a summer meal
I didn't do my usual 'smother it in Cavendars'
for the chicken;
the flavor would have been all wrong.
Instead, I soaked a few breasts in a brine
made of warm water, salt, brown sugar, honey and pepper
before cooking in a hot skillet with a lid for 9 minutes
for more ideas and recipes
using summer bounty
see here
speaking of cooking chicken in 9 minutes
(which is actually 2 minutes longer than usual, since I hadn't butterflied it)
I bought Lily a couple of frozen dinners for while the guys were gone.
I was worried she'd be hungry
and I wouldn't be able to fix her anything....
She liked the mac & cheese
but really
a dollar
for a tiny serving of mac & cheese
that took 5 1/2 minutes
Then there was the little chicken nuggets
with smiley face potatoes.
I pulled them out to put them in the microwave
and the package says it's best cooked in a conventional oven!
15 minutes to heat the oven & another 15 to cook
is the appeal??
One could cook real chicken
and microwave a baked potato
in less time than that
make extras for other meals.
I went with the less desirable microwaving.
Lily ate them just fine
'Til I sat down with a plate of guacamole and chips
and she said, "Guacamole! I love guacamole!"
and fed those smiley taters
to the dog.


  1. I loved it! Sorry I didn't tell you. I never wanted chicken jelly.

  2. chicken jelly?

    Anyways, the salad sounds great - I've got everything but the lettuce, grrr.
    I don't know how Luke would feel about salad for supper (probably 'still hungry'), but I could also serve baked potatoes with sauteed squash on top to make it a meal.

    Durn, another trip to the store :D

  3. What an interesting recipe! :) I was wondering if you would be able to take a picture of the finished dish, so I can link to it on the recipe swap? Thanks! :)


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