Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chicken, anyone?

When visiting the Scottish Fair last weekend we saw a number of different food booths.  Of course, each of them were selling food derived from recipes familiar to the ancestry of the Scottish people.  One of the booths had a unique variety:

Scotch Eggs are what drew me to this booth; unfortunately they were sold out.  As we approached the line we saw the gal (in the far right corner of the picture wearing purple) waiting in line.  I noticed she had something white and fluffy on a leash....then realized it was a chicken.  The Ukester, who just couldn't help himself, asked her (as he was pointing to the "Scotch Eggs" sign), "So, are you here to visit the kids?"  The lady standing behind her started to laugh right away.  Then the lady with the chicken realized what he was saying, smiled, laughed and said, "No! But it is part of the McNugget Clan!".

So, if I haven't spoiled your taste for chicken, I want to share a recipe that I tried in the last week that I think is pretty good. 

Chicken with Cherries Salad

Poppy Seed Dressing:
2 cups mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip)
2 T. Dijon mustard
1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 T. White wine vinegar
2 T. water
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
1 tsp. salt
Combine and add to salad right before serving.

1 lb. Rotelle pasta, cooked and cooled
1 T. olive oil
2-3 c.  chicken, cooked and diced
3 oz dried cherries (not cherry flavored dried Cranberries)
1/2  yellow onion, diced
3/4 c. celery, diced
3/4 c. slivered almonds, lightly toasted
Only mix in 1/2 cup of the almonds with the salad. Use 1/4 of the to top the salad before serving.

This recipe makes a pretty big bowl and kept several days in the refrigerator.  Let me know if you like it.  Enjoy!


regan said...

This sounds really yummy! I'm going to give it a try! Thanks!

Maureen said...

The Scottish Fair sounds like a lot of fun. I'm not a big traveler, but I'd love to go to Scotland and Ireland someday. Actually, now that I think about it I've was in Edinburgh for a day on a high school trip. Don't remember much.
Hope you are out of your funk. As long as it isn't for too long or too often, I think we need to allow for inefficiency every now and then.

Kathy P said...

Sounds delicious! I just printed it out so I can try it soon. Thanks for sharing!

Cheri Dawn said...

That Ukester is pretty funny!

Dorothy said...

Scotch Eggs are hard boiled eggs wrapped in sausagemeat, crumbed and deep fried. Taste wonderful but fattening.