It is late and I have been at church meetings all night. I MISSED dinner and now I am HUNGRY. Really hungry. I don't care that it is 10:56 at night. I am going to make this family favorite. My mom started making it when I was a kid. Its not a secret. It is all over the web. I am going to make it right now. And then sit down and eat it. I won't regret it in the morning because it is that good. Anyone else hungry? Give me 25 minutes and come on over. I will save you a fork. I will be eating right out of the bowl. Hope you don't mind.
In case you can't make it to my house tonight, tomorrow will work, there will be leftovers. Or, here's the recipe. Goes with the theme for the week. I am "sharing". When you make it, eat it, enjoy it, think of me. And how grateful I am for you. And how wonderful I think you all are. This blogosphere is filled with strong women who are making families stronger. Thank you for that.
LOOK GOOD? If you don't make it today, add it to your menu for the 4th. PREPARE YOURSELF, PEOPLE MIGHT ASK FOR THE RECIPE. :)
p.s. I usually do the overnight in the fridge, but no time, too hungry.
Bowtie Chicken Salad
1/2 tsp salt
6 tablespoons sugar
2/3 cup white whine vinegar
2/3 cup teriyaki sauce
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Whisk all the dressing ingredients together and set aside
16oz. Bowtie pasta, boiled until tender
6 large chicken breasts, boiled till cooked, cut into bite size pieces.
3 can mandarin oranges, drained
2 cups water chestnuts, drained
1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
3/4 cup honey roasted peanuts
10oz. fresh spinach (add spinach before serving)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
Combine all the ingredients except the spinach. Place overnight in the refrigerator in a tupperware or ziplock bag.
Before serving: Mix together refrigerated ingredients and spinach…serve.
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