Friday, July 22, 2016

Up North Update

It's all in your perspective when you view other people's losses compared to yours.  What I take away from this storm is the sense of community, neighbors helping neighbors. Many in the area are still without power which I am so grateful to have. We are able to finally get out to main road as to reach our house it's really only one way in and only one way out. And we have two cars not damaged that were sitting outside in driveway when the storm occurred. Today we have neighbors coming over who have their chain saws sharpened and ready to attack the 100 feet trees toppled over in our yard.   
for your concern, care, calls and FB notes. 
The chicken salad was shared with neighbors and enjoyed by all. The recipe has been previously posted but worth repeating. 
Wild Rice Chicken Salad with Pea Pods and Cherries
Cook's notes: A great for a summertime meal. The recipe makes a large salad and keeps well for a few days.  With advance planning the assembly is made easier by making the wild rice and chicken ahead. The salad should be made a few hours in advance for flavors to meld. More dressing can be added if needed. Optional adding toasted pecans on top. This recipe serves 8-10
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups cooked chicken or turkey, diced
  • 3/4 cup green onions,diced
  • 1 cup almonds or cashews
  • 1-1/2 cup pea pods
  • 2 cups cooked wild rice
  • 1 package (5 oz.) cran-raisins cherry or dried cranberry
  • 2 cups diced celery 
  • 2 TB. parsley flakes
  • 1 cup dry macaroni shells, cooked al dente
  • optional red grapes
Directions:
  • Blanch pea pods and drain in a colander.
  • Place cran-raisins in a bowl and pour 1 cup hot water over it. Let sit 15 minutes to plump up cran-raisins, drain and pat dry with a paper towel. 
  • In a large bowl add diced chicken or turkey, wild rice, celery, parsley flakes, pea pods, cran-raisins and cooked macaroni shells. 
  • In another bowl make dressing. Moisten chicken salad ingredients with dressing. Cover and chill several hours.

Dressing:
2 tsp. sherry, 1/4 tsp. ginger, 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp. soy sauce and 1 cup Miracle Whip or mayonnaise. Use a whisk and mix well. 

A note on Pinterest which some of you have inquired. When I pin something from the site it goes to Facebook but instead of showing a photo of the pin it just shows a box that say pin it. Customers service is trying to resolve the problem and says others are having same issues too. Hoping soon for some resolution. 

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