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Friends Hot Chicken Salad

Hot Chicken Salad
Hot Chicken Salad

This recipe for hot chicken salad reminds me so much of my new favorite veggie casserole!  Before you think I’ve mixed up my fowl and my veggies let me explain.  Every once in a while I eat something that I just can’t get enough of.  It is usually when lots of people are around and I either make a complete pig of myself or I restrain and then can’t wait to get the recipe and head to the kitchen!

mixed veggie casserole tabled

This happened to me when I ate the veggie casserole.  I was at a potluck function and I only took a little spoonful because I couldn’t quite decide what was in it.  Bad move. After the first bite, I was trying to act inconspicuous as I quickly made my way back to the food table! 🙂

Alice's Chicken Salad
Alice’s Chicken Salad

My friend Sue has always called me a chicken eater because I really do like most everything CHICKEN!  But chicken salad usually puts me over the moon.  Such is the case with my  sous-chef dish-washing mom’s chicken salad.  Yum.

Hot chicken salad
Hot Chicken Salad

But hold the fork … make way for my new favorite hot chicken salad!
But wait there’s more! Click to continue reading

Weekend RoundUP With A New Facebook Fan Page

How can it possibly be the weekend already? Where did the week go? Where has more than half of May gone? That puts us looking half of 2012 square in the eyes. It really is true, the older you get the faster time goes. Why is that? Some of my time this week as been spent starting a project I have had on my “to do” list for quite some time — A Facebook  “like” page for this blog!

I am friends with many of you through my personal Facebook page.  I’ve used that page to post pictures and recipes for some time. But now I have completed a Facebook Fan Page for My Daily Bread Body and Soul — Pray Cook Blog.  I would love to see you there.  If you are on Facebook, or want to be, click HERE and I will link you to my new page.  Please take time to “like” the fan page as I build it up with more recipes, pictures and posts.  I look forward to seeing you there.  Don’t forget to leave a comment or two 🙂

This was a Tuesdays With Dorie week and the Pecan Sticky Buns I made were the best I have ever done.  The more I bake from this cookbook, Baking With Julia,  the more I am in love with french breads and pastries and there is so much more to come!
This week I also shared my Chocolate Chip Mousse Cupcake recipe and I am adding another of my favorites today, which is the Sour Cream Coconut Filled cupcakes!  Oh, so good.

With Memorial Day coming up next weekend you may be looking for just the right new recipe to add to your BBQ or holiday meal.  I am listing a few of my favorites and I’ve linked them to the recipe and pictures!

For a holiday breakfast you may start out with an awesome Spinach, roasted pepper and Gruyere quiche.

Or if something sweet is planned for brunch, this Candied Pecan Cheese Braid is easy to make and so elegant to serve.

My holiday breakfast menu won’t be complete without Pralines and Cream French Toast, which is one of my family’s absolute favorites.

If salads are on your lunch or BBQ menu be sure and consider a Thai Chicken Salad or this Spinach and Chicken Asian Salad.

And our weekend menu will most likely include a dessert to finish the festivities. If you love pie, this Topsy Turvy Apple Pie has been one of my most popular recipes posted!

No matter what your planning needs are, stay tuned as next week I share some super-duper easy BBQ recipes!

Happy Cooking and Many Blessings!

Here are the verses through this week. If you are just starting …no problem. Jump right in, you can always read the first chapters at the beginning of next year! Blessings!

Walk Through The Bible In One Year
Week 16 reading plan per day

Click on the colored link to read each day’s scripture.
Monday 2 Kings 1-4, Tues 2 Kings 5-8,
Wed 2 Kings 9-11
, Thursday 2 Kings 12-15,
Friday 2 Kings 16-18,
Saturday 2 Kings 19-22,
Sunday 2 Kings 23-25
Blessings as you read!

Chicken Thai Salad

Walk Through The Bible In One Year
Week 15 reading plan per day

Click on the colored link to read each day’s scripture.
Monday 1 Kings 1-3, Tues 1 Kings 4-6,
Wed 1 Kings 7-8
, Thursday 1 Kings 9-11,
Friday 1 Kings 12-15,
Saturday 1 Kings 16-19,
Sunday 1 Kings 20-22
Blessings as you read!

Are you having a good week? I can’t believe we are already half-way through the week, not to mention that we are in mach speed through May!  I am still wielding a paint brush by day and doing a bit of bloggin’ by night 🙂  Lucky for me awesome recipes just keep falling into my hands.  Like today’s recipe for Thai Salad aka Thai Chicken Salad.  Last week was the last get together of our Community Bible Study for this semester.  We enjoyed time together with a huge brunch buffet with those attending bringing some of their favorite dishes to share.  One such dish was a Thai Chicken Salad.  I had no idea who made the salad but it is so good with a perfect Thai flavor.  I left my calling card at the empty salad bowl with a message asking — who made this delicious salad?

Before I left that day a gentlemen I did not know, came up to me holding my card in his hand.  Mr. Payne told me about how he had made this salad and then when he went home he even sent me an email with the recipe details!  Turns out this is the ideal recipe … for starters — very nutritious.  Secondly, quick and easy.  A bag of sliced cabbage, a bag of broccoli straws (LOVE ’em!),  carrot sticks, honey-roasted sliced almonds, crispy rice noodles and the dressing.  How easy is this?

The dressing is really the perfect crowning touch. Kraft Light Asian Toasted Sesame dressing.  It seems so simple to be this good.  The second time I made this wonderful salad I shredded some leftover chicken and mixed it all together.  It was perfect.  I served it as a main dish salad.

Any sliced almonds will do, but Mr. Payne said he has tried several and Almond Accents, Honey Roasted variety are the best.  All summer long we eat salads every day.  I really look forward to making this salad again.  I am imaging it with some sliced green onions … maybe an egg roll on the side.  Yum!
Have a great rest of the week!  Many Blessings and Happy Cooking!

Thai Chicken Salad
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This salad can be served as a vegetarian dish side dish or crank it up a notch by adding shredded chicken. Makes a perfect main dish meal!
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 Package Shredded Cabbage
  • 1 Package Broccoli straws
  • 2 cups Shredded Carrots
  • 1 small Can of Crispy Rice Noodles
  • 1 Package Sliced Almonds
  • Light Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing
  • ½ cup Sliced Green Onions
  • 2 cups Chicken Breasts, cooked and shredded
  1. Combine all ingredients except dressing and crispy noodles.
  2. When ready to serve, mix well with Sesame Dressing, using as much needed to taste. Mix well, sprinkle with crispy noodles and serve.
(1) Shredded chicken cooked fresh or canned works fine.








Alice’s Chicken Salad

Jeremiah 29:11-13

New International Version (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

I am reading Stormie Omartian’s book The Power Of Praying For Your Adult Children Book Of Prayers.  As long as we live, no matter how old our children get, they are still our CHILDREN!  They are on our minds and in our hearts.  We are forever concerned about their well-being, their safety, happiness, success and their relationship with God.  As Stormie writes, “I believe these prayers will help any parent to have a positive impact on the lives of their adult children.  I pray that each prayer will help you to find greater freedom from worry and concern because you are tapping into the power of God, which is greater than anything you or they may be facing.”

At the end of my recipes I try and add some information either about an ingredient in the recipe or some other fact of interest.  From time to time I am going to include a prayer for our adult children.  These prayers have blessed me and I pray that you will find solace and blessing in them as well.

Mom makes delicious chicken salad.  We eat it on bread, piled on a bed of lettuce and sometimes stuffed in a fresh garden tomato.  Mom loves making this and we especially like serving it when we have friends for lunch.  Sometimes simple is the very best, and in the case of this chicken salad, simple works!

Alice’s Chicken Salad

  • 1 cup mayonnaise with 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups chopped, cooked white chicken meat
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup sweet grapes, cut in half (optional)
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped apple (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sugar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss with remaining ingredients.
  2. Refrigerate until nice and cold.

Can mix and match grapes, apples, and raisins to your liking.  This salad is good with or without them.


A Prayer for our adult children, from Stormie Omartian

 1 John 5:14-15

 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

LORD, I know you are the only perfect parent.  Thank You for loving my adult children as much as I do. Thank You for hearing my prayers for them. Give me faith to believe and patience to wait for the answers. Help me to not blame myself for anything that goes wrong in their lives.  Where I have made mistakes, I confess those to You and ask that You would redeem them all and release me from all guilt. Help me to forgive my adult children for anything they have done to hurt of disappoint me. Today I say, “For this child I have prayed, and You, Lord, have heard my prayers and granted my petition. (1 Samuel 1:27).  I give you all the praise and glory. In Jesus’ name I pray.


                Copyright © 2009 by Stormie Omartian

                Published by Harvest House Publishers

                Eugene, Oregon 97402


                Used by Permission.

Colossians 4:2    Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.

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