"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another,
God lives in us and his love is made complete in us." ~ 1 John 4:9-12

4.21.2014

Pineapple Chicken Salad



Hello! I hope you had a wonderful Easter! After all the indulging lately, I felt like making something quick & light, so of course I reached for a couple cans of chicken. Yes, cans. I pick up 2 large cans of chicken breast and tuna every time I go to the grocery. I do LOVE chicken salad made from fresh chicken, but let's face it - sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day!

Anyway, I was looking around for something different than the AWESOME~est Chicken Salad that I usually make. I found this recipe on MyRcipes.com and made a few changes.

Pineapple Chicken Salad

2 - 12.5 oz cans of chunk chicken in water
2/3 of a 15 oz can of crushed pineapple, drained
1 small grated carrot
1/3 cup sliced almonds
3 or 4 green scallions finely sliced
1/3 cup mayonnaise ( I use Hellman's Olive Oil Mayo)
1/3 cup greek yogurt
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 or 2 tsp McCormick Steakhouse Seasoning Grinder (or regular pepper)
1 tsp McCormick Sea Salt Grinder (or regular salt)

Drain chicken, and mash it with a fork to shred it up. Add the pineapple, carrot, almonds & scallions and mix. Whisk the mayo, yogurt, worcestershire and spices, then mix it into the chicken mixture. Chill and serve.

Servings: 8
Per serving: Calories - 196, Carbs - 10g,  Fat - 9g, Protein - 22g, Sodium - 806g, Sugar - 6g

The grated carrots make the chicken salad look "tropical" - LOL! Actually my tiny shreds made it look like salmon salad, a light orangy-pink color. Use larger shreds if you have an aversion to gaudy cuisine!

Let me know if you make it (and like it)!

Have an awesome day!

4.19.2014

HAPPY EASTER / RS #111 & Jellypark Friends...


Good morning! We're headed off to see the Easter Bunny today, hope he's in a hoppy mood - LOL! We started a new RetroSketch Challenge today, be sure to check it out! I am also playing along with the Jellypark Friends Challenge, the theme is Easter. I used Dancing Bunny Rabbit and Easter Eggs for my card. Isn't this little guy adorable???

    
    

Hope you have super fun day!!!

4.18.2014

ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY / ADFD Showcase...


Hello! We are showcasing an older ADFD Cub Kit release, Clownin' Around! I love love love elephants, I got to ride on one when I was a child - they are so neat! This image of Tammy's - Elephant Family, is one of my favorites! I used washi tape to piece their blankets. Be sure to head over to the ADFD blog and check out the other ladies inspiration, also it's a new challenge week, to use stripes, so there's a new freebie up, too!


Big hugs,

4.17.2014

HEY CHICKIE! / DS #147...


Hello and happy Thursday!!! We have a FAB new sketch for you today over at the Deconstructed Sketch! I am not very good with the rays, so I used twine for my rays today! I also used this SUPER ADORABLE set from Reverse Confetti - Carton Cuties and the coordinating Carton Cuties Cuts.



Be sure to to play along and check out all the other ladies wonderful inspiration! 


Have a very blessed day!

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