This started out as just a plain-tasting chicken salad. I changed some ingredients and added others. Now whenever I serve it, someone is sure to ask for my version of the recipe! Since I retired from teaching a few years ago, I've enjoyed having time to try new recipes and entertain!
This recipe is simple to prepare, and it makes a lot of delicious soup! Our children are on their own now, so I was happy to find that this soup freezes well, too. I put it in individual containers and thaw just as much as I need for quick and easy meals. That's handy when I'm busy braiding wool rugs, oil painting or sewing...or just busy period.
Ginny Schneider of Muenster, Texas serves this tasty main-dish salad for a colorful change of pace. "Spinach and wild rice provide the refreshing difference," she remarks. "Plus it's a great way to use leftover turkey."
Meet the Cook: Soups are one of my favorite things to prepare - they're so easy, and nothing is better on a chilly evening with some homemade bread or biscuits. I am only 26 and married for just a year, so I don't consider myself an "experienced" cook. But I do love to try new recipes with a country flair.
-Anita Warner, Mt. Crawford, Virginia
This flavorful, meaty chili is my favorite...and it's so easy to prepare in the slow cooker. It's a great way to serve a crowd without last-minute preparation. I got the idea from my mother, who used her slow cooker often for soups and stews.
-Stacy Law, Cornish, Utah
I love serving this savory soup to lunch guests. Italian turkey sausage gives the broth just the right spice. I never cooked much when I was growing up, so when I got out on my own, I found that great recipes like this can make anyone a good cook.
-Betty Christensen, Victoria, British Columbia
The unexpected combination of flavors and textures in this cool salad sparks taste buds. It can be a main course for a luncheon or a side dish at a dinner or a barbecue. I've gotten many compliments sharing it as a potluck dish.
-Sara Primarolo, Sanquoit, New York
YELLOW SQUASH with colorful bell peppers makes an attractive and delicious combination that goes well with many entrees.
I enjoy experimenting with new recipes, and fortunately, my husband likes new dishes appearing on the table.
-Maxine Lynch, Boise City, Oklahoma