Thursday, January 29, 2009

chicken salad. a leftover story

I hate throwing food away. Hate it! Unless it's spoiled food of course. So from time to time I would end up with leftovers from last night or night before. This one time, this happened. True story people.

I was out havin a drink or somethin, when de hunger attacked. Now i knew that i had a lot of stuff home, but i didn't know what i was in the mood for. Actually, i was thinking about spinning a mac and cheese to post up on the blog... but really wasn't in the mode for it. Then it struck me... CHICKEN SALAD!! Quick, easy, tasty enough to have after some drinks and I could use up some of the leftovers in the fridge. So i went to the house and started at it.

Pulled out some Hormel cooked chicken breast. some smoked turkey. Chopped up some onion and celery, and placed some spices close by... well... just for the picture honestly.

I put a little mayo in a bowl and added to it the celery and the onion. Did it that way to make sure it mixed up properly and the mayo had the flavour in it all the way through.

Must add the Chief Brand All Purpose Seasoning. At least in my kitchen it is a must have. Love that in almost everything. You'll see.

Black pepper. Just because really.

Then, just a pinch of salt, because everything needs salt. Even salt needs salt.

Then I added the chicken and the smoked turkey. By the way, the smoked turkey I'm using here is slices cut off of an actual whole bird that was baked. If you've had it before, you'll know this has a ham-like flavour. A mild saltiness and a nice smoky taste. I thought in the context of a chicken salad it would be interesting.

Basically, that's it. All done. Next step...

Reach for the vital supply. It was kinda late, so Crix felt more appropriate. Not too heavy if yuh know what ah mean.

And BOOM! There it is. A nice little platter.

Had to try de lil vanity shot. Might drop it on facebook to promote. The downside to makin it look semi decent like that is that your little snack ends up attracting curious mouths, thus cutting down on yuh planned portion. But iz all good.

HOWEVER, ah not done yet. We didn't eat all the chicken salad, so the leftover creation became a leftover itself. Here's how I dealt with that.

I got a KFC chicken breast and took it off the bone.

Then chopped it up a little finer, but still quite rough. Skin and all by the way. This is no place for the health food enthusiast by the way.

Added the chicken to the remainder of the chicken salad.

Added a little more mayo and a little bit of mustard. Then mixed it into a paste just like the original creation.

This time, I made sandwiches. Whole wheat and white bread. Made one layer...

Then put two slices in the sandwich maker for that light toasty texture. That made the second layer.

Then BOYAKA!!! Triple Decker KFChicken Salad Sandwiches!! And this time I anticipated the extra curious mouth and made two.

And that's my left over story.

Leh we bubble.

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