Chicken & Cucumber Salad

I think that as we get older we start to realize, or at least I did very early on, that it’s not so much about the quantity of friends that you have in your life, as it is the quality.  Like when Facebook first launched I remember thinking; I needed to get as many “friends” as humanly possible.  Now on a daily basis I’m making Facebook cuts because let’s be honest, you all probably have a few dozen on there that would be sitting closest to the exit door if they were invited to your wedding.

It got me to thinking about the friendships that we do have and how friends in our life will fall into categories. I have the friends I like to party with ie: the friend that calls me an old lady because bars, staying out late and making bad life decisions is no longer on my to do list (still love her like crazy though) or my work out buddies, the chicks I shop with, the girls I can just watch bad reality TV with and have no plans at all, the list goes on and on, and then of course the foodies in my life. Which brings me to the salad… I’m telling you this salad is what friendships are made of.

So this right here…



This recipe is my take on the mastermind culinary genius of a dear friend of mine that got me hooked on “the salad” (that’s what we call it) her version has a rice concoction mixture that blows my mind and my tastebuds .

The Salad

Cucumber Dill Salad

1/2 cucumber thinly sliced
1 tbsp fresh dill chopped or 1 tsp of dried dill
2 green onions chopped
Sprinkle of fresh chive
1 tbsp mayonaise
salt and pepper to taste

This is one of those recipes that actually tastes better the longer it sits, and the next day, is in it’s prime. Kind of like cold left over pizza… what is it about that stuff, it’s like a drug, a dirty bad drug, compared to all the good for you drugs out there?!  Anyway, in a large bowl toss in all of your ingredients and then just let it do it’s thang!

Cucumber Salad

Chicken Salad


2 chicken breasts grilled cooled and chopped up
1-2 tbsp mayonnaise
2-3 celery stalks chopped
2 dill pickles chopped
1 tbsp dill pickle juice
2 green onions chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Another one that holds up in the flavours dept. because the next day (if you manage to not eat the whole shebang) still tastes just as delicious if not better, and like the cucumber salad just toss all of your ingredients into a bowl…

Chicken Salad

Et Voila

The Salad

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Cow Crumbs from the blog
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (TO YO!)

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