Thursday, February 25, 2010

Chicken Salad and Frozen Florida


I work two jobs.
one I work 40,
the other is 70+ hours.
I know.
No I'm not one of those.
I work hard so I can play harder.
Both afford me the luxury of heading out of town
when the mood hits.


Took a mini trip to Florida,
I live in Minnesota. Right, you're
thinking nice, go where it's warm.
Yahno. There is ice in Florida.
It's true. These pictures prove it.


I don't know why they call it chicken salad.
Its a spread. Salad usually means lettuce in a bowl.
Doesn't matter, Suzanne's mom rocks it.
I ate it every day I was there.

Suzanne's Mom's Chicken Salad


How great is this,
she had the recipe written out.
I forgot to photograph the backside,
I think I can talk you through it.


I didn't use the Italian dressing.
just a personal preference for me.

I chopped the celery very fine.
You can lightly toast those pecans.
Salt and pepper to taste.
You guys know the rest right?
Flip into a food processor and voila.
It ain't rocket science.



Suzanne thank you for inviting me, and thank you
to your mom for making me feel like one of the kids.

I have not laughed that hard,
[and we laughed almost every minute of every day I was there ]
that long, in quite a while.

I'm comin back!

One Love. One Peace. Always and all ways.


La Table De Nana said...

I love florida..I've been there when it's really really cold ..never that cold..My friend is there and has been writing to me about how poor her vacation weather has been..You two sunny girls make up for the lack of warmth..

I'm so glad you had fun!

Love the recipe card..and I love chicken salad sandwiches..many variations..

once in a blue moon... said...

you look so happy i am surprised your laughter didn't melt the ice!

i have seen that same ice in fl...

Kathleen (One Tree Past The Fence) said...

Hey girls!!!

In spite of the cold it was a great vacation,
and I did manage to catch a sunset and the ocean the last day.

Happy isn't the word for it.

oh man the strawberry fields were all frozen...
it was gorgous.

Becca said...

When I move, you are welcome anytime to come and sit in peace. To center your universe.

Cookie said...

I love chicken salad sammies! I like to add some mustard to mine.

Kathleen (One Tree Past The Fence) said...


chicken salad is a brilliant thing isn't it?!!!
It can take on so many flavors, it handles variation in theme really really well.

Happy Friday to you!!

lostpastremembered said...

That's a great recipe.. and fun story... love the pics of the frozen south... they are beautiful... but tragic for the poor farmers! It is funny to go from Minn to Fla. and get ice!!! Great looking blog!

Kathleen (One Tree Past The Fence) said...

LostPast! Hi there and thank you!!

Yes it's got to be hard on the farmers. It was beautiful ...but bittersweet you know?

Nice to meet you!

Kathleen (One Tree Past The Fence) said...


speaking of great looking blogs,
I just went over to yours.
Talk about an online masterpiece!
It's incredible.

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