Good morning! Hope your week of learning is going well!
Today I thought I’d share a first-time cooking experiment that actually turned out alright! Every few months, our congregation receives a visit from a traveling overseer who arrives to share encouraging Bible truths with us. In fact, this time we got to watch a truly inspiring video about the efforts to offer Bible lessons in regional and tribal languages, even those that have never been translated into writing before!
Our family had the opportunity to assist with providing food for the overseer and his wife on Saturday and I was asked to prepare chicken salad. Here’s the problem: I’d never made chicken salad before. I knew it probably wasn’t that difficult, but I don’t like using other people as human guinea pigs on a recipe I haven’t made previously. I pictured all kinds of horrible results: someone getting food poisoning because I hadn’t poached the chicken long enough; an unexpected allergic reaction to some of the ingredients; even the dish just not tasting good in the first place.
But it was Pinterest that came to the rescue! I found a great waldorf chicken salad recipe on Mom-2-3 and off I went! The recipe as written is designed to feed six, so I quadrupled it to make sure there was enough for all in attendance. I ended up with two of the standard size foil serving trays’ worth of salad.
The basic ingredients of the recipe are boneless chicken breast, apples, dried cranberries, walnuts, celery, and mayo. I did adapt it a bit by using about 1 1/2 cups of mayo per batch. (The original recipe called for at least two.) I also used Gala apples instead of the recommended Pink Lady apples, because that was what we had in the fridge. 🙂
It turned out wonderfully! Everyone liked it and I got a lesson in faith. Do you have a chicken salad recipe that you love? Let us know in the comments!