Yes, chicken salad reminds me of my Mom, among many other more wonderful things.
The day we brought Peanut home from the hospital, my Mom came to the hospital and helped us get all checked out and then rushed to Costco, got a truckload of groceries (you think I'm kidding) and then came over to our house and proceeded to cook the afternoon away. It makes me tear up just thinking about it. It was just so comforting to know she was there--and knowing I wouldn't have to cook didn't hurt either. I don't about Hubs (he puts on a brave face), but I was feeling pretty overwhelmed the day we brought Peanut home. Of course, I was just two days postpartum, so that might have had something to do with it, but still.
My Mom made three full meals (main dishes, sides, and dessert) that were enough to feed a family of six each (mind you we were a family of 2.1--in terms of mouths to feed), so we had plenty of leftovers. She also brought tons of snacks and goodies, so we seriously didn't have to cook for the rest of the week. She also made us these sandwiches for lunch that afternoon. She probably used the canned chicken from Costco (which I use to buy all the time, but alas, no more) so I hadn't made them in awhile, but having the leftover cooked chicken last week, I thought, why can't I make my own? So I did....
Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwiches or Salads ~ from my Mom
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or small dice
3/4 cup sliced celery
2 green onions (whites and greens), sliced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Salt and pepper
Mix all ingredients together, adding mayo, salt, and pepper to taste. Serve over a bed of lettuce for a yummy, main dish salad, or on toasted sandwich bread with leaves of lettuce for extra crunch. Enjoy!
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