Welcome to Fabulous Food Friday! While exploring the blogosphere, I realized that there were many great recipes to share. So every Friday, I am going to try to feature an awesome blogger with their great recipe! Today’s feature blogger is Wendy from Faith’s Firm Foundation. When you get a chance, swing by Wendy’s lovely blog. You’ll love her fun, educational, and inspirational posts. Today I will be featuring her Mandarin Chicken Salad.
“I'm a Homeschooling stay-at-home wife and mom. I have a Godly husband, Jerry, and 2 wonderful, still-at-home, kids: Dane, 24, and Kelsey, 20. I love to write and my passion is encouraging women to be the wives and moms God has called them to be, and encouraging daughters in their special role, as well. So, blogging is my way of doing both! I love to meet people and share what God's taught me about marriage in thirty-two years, (I'm still learning!) and through raising my children to adulthood and Homeschooling them from start to finish. My favorite blog topics are Marriage Tips, Child-training, Homeschooling, Hospitality, and Recipes! Please come and visit me! A big thank you to Kelly for featuring me today! I hope you enjoy this recipe!"
And her is here yummy recipe:
"This recipe has been in my Favorites File since I was a new bride 32 years ago. I've served it at Family Picnics, Ladies' Luncheons, Bridal Showers, and Women's Gatherings. I've shared it at potlucks and when I wanted to bless a new mom with a meal. And I've prepared it as a simple supper when we've been just the family eating at the kitchen table. Make it soon and have a copy of the recipe handy, because everyone who tastes Mandarin Chicken Salad wants the recipe!
Mandarin Chicken Salad Serves: 6 Ingredients: 2 cups cooked chicken, cut in medium chunks 1 tsp minced onion 1 tsp salt 1 cup green grapes 1 cup celery, chopped 1 cup (medium can) mandarin oranges, drained 1 cup macaroni rings 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup whipped cream
Directions: Cook macaroni according to directions. Cool. Combine chicken, onion, and salt. Add grapes, celery, oranges, cooled macaroni, and mayonnaise to chicken mixture. Mix together and refrigerate until ready to serve. (Don't over stir.) Just before serving, fold in the prepared whipped cream. Sprinkle salted cashews on top.
This recipe is delicious and refreshing and it always gets rave reviews! I love its versatility. It is special enough for a "company" meal, or to serve at a bridal or baby shower, yet it serves well for a picnic supper or evening when you don't want to fuss. Be ready to make this Keep cooked, chunked chicken in the freezer so you can whip this up on the spur of the moment for a delightful summer supper! (If you want to pare down the calories, you can leave out the whipped cream and cashews--and add additional salt and salad dressing to taste.) Enjoy!