Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chicken Salad

Yes, we realize it has been over a month since we posted. And what a dreadful month! First Kay got the flu and then gave it to me. We both had fevers for several days and didn't start feeling better for over a week. After a couple days of feeling better, I developed bronchitis which had me completely wiped out for 10 days. During the 3 weeks we survived mostly on sandwiches and pre-made soups. It was dreadful.

Finally last week I was able to cook again. I've been fixing all of Kay's favorites which are already posted. So today I decided to post her favorite lunch instead. This is about the only non-vegetarian food that is ever made in our house. I developed this several years ago when I couldn't get her to eat anything. I discovered organic canned chicken that is all white meat and low in salt. I thought it would have tons of preservatives in it but it is just chicken, water and salt so I don't feel so bad using it.

Chicken Salad

1 10 oz. can chicken, drained
2 tablespoons fat free ranch dressing
1/4 cup chopped cucumber
1/4 cup chopped orange bell pepper
ground pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate at least an hour to blend flavors.

Kay: I like this with grapes added in. I like grapes more than the vegetables. I eat it on crackers. Once I brought it to school and our classroom smelled like ranch dressing.

Mom (Dana): I've included all kinds of vegetables in this. I'll try anything that I think she might eat. I can usually spread this across 3 lunches for her.