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Monday, August 5, 2019

Chinese Chicken Salad has been over 2 years since my last post!   To say the least a lot has happened  in my life
Suffice to say that in two years everyone has and downs.....but all in all I am blessed and still cooking and quilting!!!!   In fact it is by popular demand from the girls in my Wagoner quilt group that I am posting this Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe.  We had our monthly meeting Saturday and I made this salad to share with the group.   I don’t have a pix to share.....we ate it all before they ask me to post it!!!

Chinese Chicken Salad

1 large bag of Cole slaw mix (Sam’s) or two small bags
2 pkgs of Chicken Ramen
1 cucumber sliced into half moons
1 cup of sliced celery 
1  bag of frozen shelled Edamame (Target)
1 bunch of green onions sliced thinly on the bias
1 large can of Mandarin oranges drained
2-4 cups of shredded cooked chicken.  ( I use rotisserie chicken)
1 cup of slivered almonds 
1/4 cup of sesame seeds
2TBSP Everything bagel seasoning 
1 cup of  Canola oil
6 TBSP red wine vinegar

Salad body:
Mix together and toss:
Slaw mix
Green onions
Mandarin oranges

Salad dressing:
Open ramen packages and remove the seasoning packets.
In a mason jar add:
Red wine vinegar 
Everything Bagel seasoning
2 packets of Ramen seasoning from the noodle packages
Shake to mix!

Noodle, nut and Seed topping:
Coarsely crush the noodles from the packages  and place in a large skillet.
Add sesame seeds, almonds, and Everything Bagel seasonings.
Toast till light brown.  Watch carefully.  It will burn very quickly!
Cool the nut, noodle and seed mixture

To serve:
If consuming the entire salad in one day mix the 
Salad body, dressing and toasted mixture together .    I don’t use the entire bottle of dressing.  You can dress to your taste!  
If serving in small portions I keep all the parts separate and only mix to taste and portion when eating.  
You can be creative and add or take away ingredients to suit your taste!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Quilt Camp 2017

Wow!!! HELLO to all my blogging friends !! Time sure does has been over 5 months since my last post!! I have been a busy girl but that 's no excuse. I really want to share all the fun recipes, quilts and travels that I have been doing but my good intentions never seem to result in posts. But never you mind my delinquent behavior today I am back and have lots to share!!!

So what has been keeping me busy.......

We just finished our 8th annual Quilt Camp at the lake. Debby, my college "roomie, flew in from WV and sewed for 10 days! She made two complete quilt tops plus an organizer!! More pix of those to come.

My friend, Diana, came from Baltimore to join us for her first Quilt Camp and and made the most beautiful Vintage Handkerchief Quilt. KING SIZE!!!!!! Impressive for a first quilt to say the least!

We worked on all sorts of are some of the fruits of our labor!


King Size Handerchief Quilt ready to be quilted!!

Monogrammed bags from the dollar store.......very chic!!


Paper pieced Very Tall Christmas Tree. I am going to quilt this and put 25 buttons on it for an advent tree for the grands. Each day in December they will hang an ornament till Dec 25 when they will put a star on top the tree.

Debby surprised me with an early birthday present. A beautiful star quilt in my favorite color which is purple!! It is so gorgeous!!! To think I taught her to quilt just a mere 8 years ago!!! Now she is a STAR quilter!!!! LOL!


Fancy pants for Miss Madison!!

Busy working on projects!!!

Food for the journey from Chef Sue. Nothing like a rotisserie chicken to help the hungries!!!!

Debby and Sue wearing their newest Quilt Camp T-Shirts!!

Diana and Sue in their Quilt shirts they bought in Alaska together July 2015!

What a fun and productive time we had together!! Sad it is over but looking forward to another Quilt Camp soon!! Will be back soon with lots of fun, food to share and projects!!!

Happy first Day of Summer!!!! It's time to have fun in the sun!!!!

Happy Trails,

MTN Mama