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The Fabric Maverick says... Even Chef Bubba can have a bad day!

September 9, 2008

Ladies, even Chef Bubba has a bad day occasionally. He invited me over to his kitchen last night to test out today's recipes. He wanted to share his Waldorf Chicken Salad with pumpkin muffins. Alas, tragedy struck his pumpkin muffins. I tried three muffins, but I could not give it a thumbs up rating!  The chicken salad is excellent!

Waldorf Chicken Salad

4 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped                    2 apples, coarsely chopped

1/4-1/2 cup of pecans                                                 1/2 cup light mayonnaise

Chopped celery to taste                                             1/4 cup plain yogurt

Splash of lemon juice                                                 1 Tb. honey

In a large bowl, mix chopped chicken, raisins, celery.  Chop your apples. You may use Granny Smith or Gala apples. Any apple will do. Just make sure you pick an apple you like to eat. Coat with lemon juice to prevent them from browning. Mix with chopped chicken mixture. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise and honey. Stir until well mixed. Pour over chicken mixture and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.  Chill for an hour. I like to add my pecans just before serving the chicken salad. Place a lettuce leaf on a chilled plate. Place a large scoop of chicken on each lettuce leaf.  You might garnish with sliced apples on the side for that special Chef Bubba look.  This is delicious served with a fruit muffin such as blueberry or pumpkin. Iced tea is the drink of choice in the South.

Chef Bubba has gone looking for another can of pumpkin. I have a feeling I will be eating more pumpkin muffins until that recipe is perfect.  I hope he perfects it soon or I will need to start my New Year's diet in October!

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