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.


Mickle in NZ said...

What a dreadful time you've had. I hope Spring is now well and truely around you to cheer you all up.

This recipe looks good (yes, I'm a definate meat eater), and very adaptable. I'm thinking Tuna....cucumber.....ranch dressing of course.

Thanks to Dana and Kay, and Dear Antipo I've discovered ranch sauce - yummy.

Hope you are all now well and happy, humans and all the pets,

Care and huggles from me and the Zebbycat.

Champsleeve said...

We are all feeling much better thank you! Spring is most definitely not here though. We got a couple more inches of snow last weekend!

Many of my problems were solved when Kay discovered ranch dressing! I'll let her put it on just about anything!!