Sometimes, you just need to spice things up a bit. Plain old-boring can get just that, boring. So throw in some spices, some exotic ingredients. Channel your inner “Daring Cook” or “Iron Chef” and let the muses speak to you. Be your own little Emeril and “BAM” your way into awesomeness.
But sometimes, every once in a while, tried and true is best. Perfection is sometimes best in simplest form and shouldn’t be messed with.
Take my Mom’s chicken salad, for instance. It’s simple. Its perfect. It has 5 ingredients, and its beautiful.
Don’t even think of jazzing it up. At all. Keep your tarragon and curry in your cupboard where they belong. Grapes and carrots belong on the side of the plate, not in the sandwich. Back away from the dried cranberries. And heaven forbid, don’t even think about putting some artichoke hearts in there.
Enjoy simplicity at its perfection!
Chicken Salad – My Mom! :)
1 rotisserie chicken, meat pulled and shredded
2 stalks celery, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Enough MAYONAISE (no miracle whip here, people, and no “Light” stuff, either. Get the real thing!) to combine.
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Cover and allow to chill for at least 30 minutes before serving, to allow the flavors to meld together.
Serve on bread, toast, triscuit crackers, inside little puff sandwiches, or however else you can think to eat it!