Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Chicken BLT Salad

Cussing Granny is hilarious. I must say I do enjoy her crazy whit. Do you know anyone who likes BL T sandwiches (that's bacon, lettuce and tomato...)? Well, Granny here has been absolutely obsessed with them for a long time. We are now to the point that if we don't buy pre-cooked bacon and keep it in the fridge at all times...there is trouble. Not that Granny ever freaks and flips her dentures...but let's just say we have an understanding. She is a very sweet lady. So, in the middle of this whole diabetic diet she has I realized a few things and one of them was that we really needed some lean protein along with the bacon. This is the recipe I came up with that she loves. It's loaded with all the good stuff. Chicken, low fat cheese, bacon, and celery, and onions.
BLT Chicken Salad

4 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped (about 4 cups)
4 slices of pre-cooked bacon, chopped fine or 1/2 cup bacon bits
1 stock of celery, chopped
1/2 medium onion, minced
1/2 cup low fat sharp cheddar, grated or cubed
1/2 cup low fat or fat free mayonnaise
1 clove of garlic, minced
cracked black pepper and salt to taste

Combine all ingredients.
I put it on an oat bread that I had been tweaking. The recipe for that will be coming soon, as I know it has been helpful for her blood sugar levels to have a lot of whole grain rolled oats in the bread. Plus the bread seems to satisfy hunger much better than other bread. It was a pretty hearty meal and the good news...her blood sugar stayed pretty regular for the rest of the afternoon. Yes!

Now here's the post script. Little Man wanted to stay home from school the other day. There was a bowl of this chicken salad in the fridge. I heard this retching noise in the bathroom. In horror, as most moms are when they hear this said noise, I rushed into the room. Little man was on the floor acting very ill. Then he said, "Look.." meaning... obviously I have tossed my cookies. There in the toilet was a huge wad of chicken salad. Yea, he totally tossed it in the toilet hoping I would think he vomited. What a waste of perfectly delightful chicken salad. Argh. Totally had to go to school. I'm so mean...
Ace, the foremost expert on skipping school, informed me however that the best medium for faking "that" is a can of vegetable soup. Great...now I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for floated alphabet noodles...ahhh. The joys of motherhood.

There you go. Um...with making the salad.


Goob said...

that looks absolutely delicious, and I'm looking forward to your oatmeal bread recipe, because I love oatmeal bread, but have not really found just the right recipe for it yet. (it tends to bake up harder than a rock from the recipe's I've used in the past, and I can tell by looking that your bread is not an oven born boulder.)

Wendy said...

That is the funniest thing I have heard all night! Don't you love kids?

mlebagley said...

I laughed for at least 5 minutes straight, and the rest of the night when this post would pop into my head. What a waste of perfectly delicious chicken salad! I am definately making this one....and not telling my son what your son did with it....ever. Love it!