Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Hey Goodlookin'..........

What'cha got cookin'? I really do want to know. What's for supper? I'll tell you, if you tell me.

I had another one of those moments the other day at lunch, when I thought to myself, this is just yummy-delicious, and if the great people of the bloggy world aren't eating this because they don't know about it, then, that my friend, would be a cryin' shame. So, I'm sharing the love.

Yet again, this is/was not my idea or original recipe. I got this recipe from Jeanne and Eva at Hairnight. "What's hairnight?" you say? Well, I'll have to save that for another post. But, the short version is that it's a night (once a month, or so) that lots of women from our church get together at Miss Jeanne's house,. We eat a lot and laugh even more, and a few of us (but not me) get our hair cut and/or colored by none other than the Pastor's wife herself and a few other brave recruits (Elaine). It's a ton of fun, all rolled into a lot of love and laughter. Anyway, this recipe is brought to you by Hairnight.

It is a scrumptious little salad, and it's SO easy. Plus, it's filling too. Here's what you do:

First, you get a packaged salad of 'spring mix' or 'baby lettuces' (I choose the organic salad that is packaged in a plastic box rather than the seems the box that has a lid keeps it fresher, longer.)

Next, you get the ready to eat grilled chicken strips. I've gotten to where I don't enjoy the Tyson very much (they get grainy or that a word?). But, Tammy told me she uses the Purdue short-cuts brand from Kroger. And, I agree, I like it better.

The rest of the ingredients are feta cheese, strawberries, and pecans. To me, the part that makes this salad so very yummy is the dressing. And, lo and behold, it is store bought too. BONUS! It is Ken's Lite Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette.

Every time I eat this salad, I enjoy it. Especially in the spring and summer, I usually try to keep the ingredients on hand, because it makes a great lunch that is fairly healthy. And, here's a little secret. I don't enjoy nuts, so I don't add them to mine.

And because I think every post is better with a picture or 10, I'll include a couple of my salad. Which, by the way, I know is over the top ridiculous, but that's pretty much how I roll.

But, Ooooh, don't it look pretty? And pretty tasty too?

And now for the shameless request for more ideas. I was serious at the top of the post when I wanted to know what you were cooking. Very serious. Give me your ideas. What's your favorite, easy, go-to meal?? You can leave a comment OR (and oh, I love this idea....) you could do your own post about it. Have I mentioned, that I'm over the top ridiculous? I'll be checking all the comments and the blogs. If you end up doing a post about it on your own blog, be sure to leave a comment, so we can check them out. Don't let me down girls. Mom, that means you too!!! pressure!!


Tim & Angela Fleming said...

I think this is a GREAT idea, Shana. I love this salad, especially the dressing. I'm just having the old faithful spaghetti, my family's favorite. Nothing special, just Ragu!

I'm still crying from your sweet comment on my blog today. You are so right and I really needed to hear that.

Love ya,

P.S. What time is dinner?

Tammy said...

posting the picture was NOT ridiculous. I can't stand a recipe book with no pictures. I need to know what it is supposed to look like! I can testify to the salad - it is very yummy! Now I've got to figure out what recipe I want to do a post on. I just tried a chicken tetrazzini dish last night that was pretty yummy, maybe I'll do that one. Be looking for a new post soon!

Baxters said...

Hey Shana! I would like to talk with you (about one of your previous posts) but I don't have your email. Would you email me? My email is
Love ya and your posts!! YOu are always entertaining - Elizabeth

Tammy Howard said...

I love this salad too! We had it Monday night and I had two helpings. Can't wait to try it myself....what a great idea. I'll have to think about what I can make and post about....does pb&j count?

Love you,


Klingbeil Family said...

I too love this salad. I didn't make it to hairnight Monday, but I've had it at a previous hairnight and it is yummy! I'll have to come up with some recipe to post???

Steven, Meleia & Libby Bridenstine said...

Okay, I'd love to say I cooked tonight, but I have a cough. How about if I were to cook? This is what it'd be:
Simply Good Chicken Casserole
2 cans of cream of chicken
2 cans of cream of celery
1 8oz sour cream
1 pound of chicken breasts, cooked
some pepper
2 sleeves of crumbled ritz crackers
melted butter on top

Big bowl: mix everything except butter and crackers, move mixture to a rectangular pyrex dish where crackers and butter are added to the top, bake on 350 for 30 minutes.

chelle belle said...

I love these kind of posts! Your salad looks soooo yummy ~ I love the pics!!!!


Hmmmmm, I'm going to have to think about a good recipe to share!