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    Thanks, everyone. I'm trying to devise a recipe that's a compilation of all the ideas.

    I haven't been posting much lately. Something is wrong with my ability to type on CU. The space bar won't work or keys stick. It takes forever to type anything & is so frustrating. No problems on email. SR is trying to figure out what's wrong, happened after another Microsoft update.
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    What did you end up making SLW?
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    I sort of did a combination of suggestions. I found an old recipe from my sister called Hot Chicken Salad, but it was deadly bland. It basically was a white sauce with big hunks of cooked chickens. What's interesting is you put croutons in the mix. But I added garlic and bacon (an adaptation from Rock). It tasted much better that way. Our guests seemed to like it.

    I was taking a big chance, because my sister is a self-acknowledged bad cook. But somewhere in the deep recesses of my mind I remembered this recipe, which was about the only positive thing she cooked.

    However, I also made a dip from an old recipe. The problem with that one is my helper, SR. He was in charge of the garlic. That was a strategic mistake. He likes garlic about as much as Rock (and SR) love bacon. Our guests Saturday ate hardly any of the dip---too spicy. Ditto yesterday when we had some neighbors over. One guy came right out and said "too spicy". We have friends with very bland taste.


    Hot Chicken Salad

    4 cups chopped cooked chicken (we used 6 big chicken breasts with big chunks, not little pieces)
    2 cups diced celery
    2 cups croutons (I used huge croutons, mixed pumpernickel, French bread and wheat)
    1 1/4 cups mayo
    2/3 cups milk (I used 2%)
    1/4 cup chopped onion--think I used slightly more
    1 t salt
    12 oz grated Swiss cheese (I used a combo of Swiss, mozzarella and asiago--what I happened to have)
    1/4 cup slivered almonds---I actually used 1/2 cup

    Combine all ingredients in large casserole. Top with almonds. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
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    That recipe sounds rather versatile, depending upon the taste of your guests. I'm going to steal it, if you don't mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    That recipe sounds rather versatile, depending upon the taste of your guests. I'm going to steal it, if you don't mind.
    Don't mind at all. The only problem is it doesn't seem to reheat well, dries out. Well, maybe I should have put a tad more milk in the 2nd time around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    I found an old recipe from my sister called Hot Chicken Salad, but it was deadly bland. It basically was a white sauce with big hunks of cooked chickens.
    Very close to Chicken a la King, of ancient memory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Very close to Chicken a la King, of ancient memory.
    It's an ancient recipe--sent to me by my sister at my office, printed Jan. 2007. She had been making that recipe for a long time before. Believe me, it tastes much better enhanced with some spices and bacon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABC in Georgia View Post
    Forgot to add, To still make it look festive ...

    Add to one edge of chicken platter, a few over-lapping half slices of tomatoes with a sprig of parsley tucked in between each half.

    Sparingly, sprinkle some paprika on bowl of whipped potatoes, and toss a few toasted almond slices on the peas... and serve the hot biscuits in a basket lined with a red or green napkin!

    Pour copious amounts of white wine, and even you two will be able to enjoy it as well!

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    For the peas ... pour a tiny amount of melted butter/margarine over them to make them look shiny, and more appetizing, then sprinkle with toasted almonds.
    Sounds fancy!

    There is not one thing that could make peas look more appetizing to me, I simply do not care for them. If they are mixed in with other ingredients I can stand a few of them now that I'm older. When I was kid peas always seemed to make me sick and I had plenty of people that insisted that I eat them anyways or "try a few bites." I would get sick every time.
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    There is not one thing that could make peas look more appetizing to me, I simply do not care for them. If they are mixed in with other ingredients I can stand a few of them now that I'm older. When I was kid peas always seemed to make me sick and I had plenty of people that insisted that I eat them anyways or "try a few bites." I would get sick every time.
    Rob, you are a beast! :love_heart:

    Was trying not to post/interrupt serious conversations as I do ... :lemo: And simply read only, til life gets back to normalcy around here after the holidays.

    However, had to come in and tell you ... you are not alone! My son also detested peas when he was young, and I used to insist the poor kid eat at least one teaspoon, til I realized it was of no use, and finally gave up trying. He is now in his 40's and STILL hates the things with a passion.

    I suggested SLW serve peas, since to me they are the most innocuous tasting, and boring looking to boot, veggies ... and are in need of some fancy presentation, to serve to company! :biggrin-new:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABC in Georgia View Post
    Rob, you are a beast!

    Was trying not to post/interrupt serious conversations as I do ... And simply read only, til life gets back to normalcy around here after the holidays.

    However, had to come in and tell you ... you are not alone! My son also detested peas when he was young, and I used to insist the poor kid eat at least one teaspoon, til I realized it was of no use, and finally gave up trying. He is now in his 40's and STILL hates the things with a passion.

    I suggested SLW serve peas, since to me they are the most innocuous tasting, and boring looking to boot, veggies ... and are in need of some fancy presentation, to serve to company!

    ~ ABC
    The problem is, I'm like your son and also hate peas.
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