there’s a yummy sandwich shop & bakery in atlanta called Gabriel’s. the owner, Johnnie, Gabriel and my mom are childhood friends. it’s a little bit of a hike from me and therefore i haven’t been in a while. my mom & i headed up there one day for lunch and i was able to meet johnnie & have her sign her cookbook for me. it’s chock full of mouthwatering recipes, one of which is her own chicken salad. while that day at lunch i ordered the grilled pimento cheese sandwich, which let me assure you is so good it’ll make you slap your mama, the chicken salad is heavenly too. the recipe includes whipping cream. what more is there to say than welcome to the south my friends!
Chicken Salad :
4 c chopped cooked roasted chicken
2 c thinly sliced celery
1/4 whipping cream
1/4c sweet pickle relish
2 Tbl minced onion
1 Tbl lemon juice
1/2 t salt
white pepper to taste
1c red grapes, cut in half
1/2 c toasted slivered almonds
combine chicken & celery. whisk together all other ingredients ( except mayo, grapes & almonds). then add mayo and toss into chicken mixture. fold in grapes & almonds just before serving.
whether or not you slap your mama is entirely up to you.
i’m really trying to keep our meals light around here. haven’t whipped up a casserole or mac-n-cheese in ages. trying to go with fish or chicken, a starch and a veggie. usually roasted. while i love rolls or buttery garlic bread as much as the next person, i’ve held off from serving bread at dinner too. my love language is eating out so on the weekends i splurge a little more.
the night before savannah headed out this summer we grilled some ribeyes, ( her personal fave) and had a great summer dinner on the porch. warm potato salad, drop biscuits, fresh summer garden salad & freshly sliced watermelon.
hope everyone has a fabulous weekend. i’m hoping to list some of caroline’s Lilly & swimsuits from last year so if you’re interested, stay tuned