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Monday, October 18, 2010

Bill's Tossed Salad with Chicken



Every once in a while, Bill gets ambitious and outdoes himself fixing lunch! It's a crunchy fresh salad for and Bill does this one up perfectly.

He is usually the one who prepares lunch in this house when it is just the two of us. For some weird reason, that is the meal of the day I would rather not deal with unless there is company. Then it's fine, I have no problem with it! If it were up to me, lunch would be crunchy peanut butter with a swipe of Miracle Whip on rye bread every day. That's what I took to work most days, easy and good!

It's amazing that Bill wants to be the chef for lunch now after the lunches I made for him many years ago when I didn't work and Bubba was on the way. I bought a lot of white bread, a lot of bologna and made a plethora of bologna sandwiches for him ~ stashing them in the freezer. Every morning, he'd grab one and be out the door for work and he never complained once about it!

Times changed and now Bill does lunch, and very well I might add!


Bill's Tossed Salad with Chicken


Ingredients:

½ small head lettuce, torn
1 cup diced cooked chicken breast
1/3 cup frozen peas, thawed
½ small carrot, peeled and shredded
½ small white onion, chopped
1 hard boiled egg, chopped
½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sour cream
Dash lemon zest
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
salt and coarse ground pepper, to taste

Method:

Combine first seven ingredients in a large bowl.
Blend remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
Combine and toss.
2 servings

Have a great lunch today!



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23 comments:

kitchen flavours said...

Wow, lucky you! It would be nice if someone prepares lunch for me once in a while! Salad with chicken is yummy! I wouldn't mind this for my lunch!

Lyndsey said...

Now that's what I call a tossed salad! It' looks like a great creation! Yum!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

chicken.veggies.eggs..wht a wholesome powerpacked lunch...i can eat this daily for my munch...colorful and very inviting dish pam...pass me some...yummmmmmm

Sheila said...

That looks so good!! I wish my husband--or one of my daughters would fix a meal for us.

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

Way to go Bill! This is a salad my family would love! Great blend of flavors and nice and crunchy. When a salad has cheese in it you know it's going to be yummy!

Jennifurla said...

I perfect salad

jose manuel said...

Realmente deliciosa la receta. Saludos

StephenC said...

Hurray for Bill! It might be even better with some Spam. LOL

Jill said...

This looks so very yummy! Have to try it. That's so sweet he makes lunch. My husband likes to cook Sunday dinners to give me a break from cooking all week. It's those little things that mean so much. Enjoy!
Blessings,
Jill

Pam said...

kitchen flavours, it's a wonderful thing!

Lyndsey, it is! Pretty simple and good!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes), I wish I could pass it on through to you! You'd love it!

Sheila, it's just great and he does it every day.

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com, thanks! There's nothing like a salad made by Bill!

Jennifurla, thanks! Have a good day!

jose manuel, gracias! Me encanta este ensalada.


StephenC, LOL!!!!! Oh, no! I'm hoping he doesn't see this as he'd probably do that the next time! Thanks for the suggestion (not)! ;)

Jill, good for your hubby! And you're so right! Blessings to you.

Pegasuslegend said...

What a lucky girl sounds great!

Clements Family said...

That looks great! I love a good salad!

All Good Things Organic said...

Wow, this looks so yummy!! I truly look forward to following! Thank you for sharing all these amazing dishes!!

Have a lovely day,
All Good Things Organic

www.allgoodthingsorganic.blogspot.com

Raina said...

This sounds great. The perfect dish for lunch. I wish my husband would cook. I feel the same as you; lunch is not a meal I usually like to prepare. I just sort of pick at what ever is left over from the night before.

Monet said...

Can Bill come over and make lunch for me? This looks and sounds delicious. I think it is great that you two eat such great lunches...I get stuck in a peanut butter and jelly rut! Thanks for sharing...and tell Bill, good job!

Holly said...

Ok-crunchy peanut butter and mayo??? Never heard of it;) The salad sound very appetizing though!

Seedplanter Designs said...

Let's hear it for Bill. That looks really good! Going to have to try it. (Love the Dijon mustard.)

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Pam said...

Pegasuslegend, thanks, I am!

Clements Family, I do also, especially when Bill makes it!

All Good Things Organic, thank you so much! I'm so glad you stopped by. Have a wonderful day!

Raina, you know what I mean then. Bill always manages to come up with something good every day!

Monet, I'll have to ask him. He certainly knows how to do the job. Thanks and I will tell him!

Holly, it's great! Easy too. Have a good day.

Seedplanter Designs, thank you! About anything with Dijon works for me. Have a good day!

The Secluded Tea Party, welcome! Thanks so much for the visit and I will be checking your blog out. That's very nice of you. Have a good day!

Jenn said...

I'd love it if Chris whipped this up in the kitchen for me...but alas, all I'd get from him would be peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!! lol

Marguerite said...

The salad looks really delicious and it's so nice that Bill likes to make lunch! Some women have all the luck!

Karen said...

That looks and sounds good. I haven't made a chicken salad in a long time. I love to use the store bought roasted chickens for that and usually add pasta to mine. My DH makes his lunch every morning before he goes to work. At one time I thought that I would start making it for him, but then I came to my senses. Ha! Funny that you don't like to make lunches - I don't like to make breakfasts (unless there's company ;)

Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

I'd get scared if hubby tried to make lunch but it looks like yours did a great job. Good looking salad!