This is from my Whole Foods Cookbook. Not too many pictures because it was just chicken salad. I only made half the recipe and still ended up with a decent amount. I actually got 4 nice portions out of it instead of the 3 I was expecting from the half portion.
Here you go
Rest of the ingredients minus the celery – forgot it in the pic
All mixed up – isn’t it pretty?
I tasted it, but I haven’t actually had any for a meal yet. I was on a hot dog kick after I started making it. It is really good. I am slightly nervous about the pecans, though. I am afraid they will be mushy if they sit for too long. I am having it on a piece of toast tomorrow for lunch with some watermelon. I can’t wait!!
Through the magic of internet (HA) – here is my lunch today. I really had to smush it on there to make it fit. It was very good. I didn’t get to have any watermelon because it had gone had at work 😛 This is definitely going to be a summer staple. It’s going in the hand-written book!!
(EDIT TO ADD) It would help if I actually posted the picture (facepalm)
I picked up an oven thermometer today in light of my recent burnt cake. I discovered that my oven runs about 50 to 75 degrees too hot!! When I first put it in and turned the oven to 375, when the oven said it was pre-heated, the thermometer only read 300! I bumped up the heat – mistake. That took it into the 400s. Luckily I am just oven poaching some chicken for two upcoming recipes, so not too much damage. I am going to have to take some time and find out how far it is off and if it can even hold a temperature. If not, I am going to get the apt management involved…one of the few perks in renting 🙂 I will update when I do the full testing.
I was planning on adding a new recipe tonight, but I am not sure if that will happen. Let me explain a little. It has been a rough few months here in the noname world. First, it was my Great Aunt passing away. Then, it was my friend Jessie suddenly. Next, I find out about my friend’s father and another friend’s grand father. After that, my friend Marcia. Yep – it’s been like that since MARCH! Five total. Tonight is the first viewing I have been to for all of them. My Great Aunt was in another state. They just had a gathering for Jessie. The friend’s father I found out about 2 weeks after (!!) and the grandfather I never received details on.
I really don’t do well at these things. I know a lot of people don’t, but it is especially bad for me. I have a hard time getting them out of my memory looking like that. I have a hard time controlling the tears. Luckily, I will not be there by myself, but I am not sure that I will feel up to cooking. It seems like it is too much at the moment. Tonight might just be a night for friends and beverages.
A coworker that usually works remotely was in the office this week. We were talking one day over IM and I promised her that I would make a cake for the week she was in. I decided on a lemon pound cake. It was going well until…..
Mixing the batter
Ready to bake
WTF? I have no idea how this keeps happening. Burnt, split (yes, I do know it;s upside down;) )The worst part is I usually have to leave the cake in longer than the suggested cooking time. I may have to invest in an oven thermometer to make sure that it is the correct temp. That is the only thing that I can think of that would cause this.
I forged ahead and glazed the cake. It looks good, but other people are supposed to eat this!! I am so embarrassed. I told them all I was making it, too. I suppose with the other cakes the batter was dark enough that it didn’t look that bad. I really hope it isn’t going to be a big flop 😦 I’m gonna have to leave a note that it is over done or something
Nevermind – figured out what I did wrong.
I made this new recipe this week. It is not bad, but I just don’t think there is a substitute for regular pasta. Quinoa is a new thing for me, too, I just prefer it as a side dish. This post’s recipe came from a website I just stumbled on. There are a lot of recipes on the site that I am excited to try. From here.
Ingredients (missing olive oil and chicken):
The recipe has the chicken being cooked in water. Instead, I used this:
I love this thing. It is a Cuisinart Griddler. I use it ALL the time. Simple to throw some chicken on or make a panini. I am not a fan of the open face griddle feature – it doesn’t really keep the temperature very well. I haven’t tried it in a long time. I may throw some eggs on it soon and see how it works for that. I’ve been using a non-stick wok for scrambled eggs…….wow – that was a long unrelated tangent 😉
I was going to take a picture of it all mixed up, but it looked disgusting. Trust me. Then, I forgot to take a picture before putting in the oven. So here it is all cooked up:)
All of them
It’s not bad, but since I made it into single servings, I don’t think I would try and put the cheese in the middle – just all on top. I wouldn’t use the breadcrumbs again either. I never really saw the point of them on top of casseroles. Never did anything for me. I don’t know if I would make it again. Not that it was bad, I would just prefer pasta. Maybe use the rest of the recipe, but not quinoa.
A few more recipe posts will be on the way! Cake and another chicken recipe from the website I got this one from 😀
while I am working on a new post, here’s a sandwich to hold you over!
So I didn’t do as much cooking as I thought I would last week. I even forgot to just take pictures of the food!! Talk about brain fart!! I do have a new recipe for you, I just need to write out the post tonight.
I am also trying to figure out what I should cook in the upcoming week – Mexican Chicken Pizza? Chicken Tamale Pie? Potato-Salmon Patties? Not sure in the least. They are all things I do want to try, though. Anything sound particularly interesting to you?
Signing off – until tonight!! 🙂