We went to visit my in-laws down in south Georgia earlier this week. I kept wanting to take photos to show you of the huge trees, mainly live oaks, draped in Spanish moss. So very southern! Alas, we were usually driving and couldn't stop.
While out of town, I didn't do any cooking that I could share today. However, my husband's parents took us to a new restaurant that we really enjoyed! I wanted to share the unique menu. They sell...
Chicken salad. A huge variety to chicken salad! (Plus side dishes and pimento cheese, soups, etc.)
The place is called Chicken Salad Chick, and it was started by a stay-at-home mom who loved chicken salad and was always looking for the perfect recipe. The restaurant has really taken off! You may even have a location near you soon.
You can check out the menu here if you'd like to get ideas for some great chicken salad recipes. There are categories such as traditional, savory, fruity & nutty, and spicy.
I chose one that had dried cranberries and slivered almonds. And I also got a scoop of pimento cheese just because I couldn't decide between the two. :) They were SO GOOD!
For my side dish, I got the broccoli salad. I'm sure y'all have probably had this at a covered dish (potluck) dinner sometime. It's one of my favorites--yet I've still never made it.
Fresh broccoli in a sweet dressing, bacon, and cheese. This one didn't seem to have raisins like I'm used to, however the sweetness came from the dressing.
At my in-laws house we also had some good ol' Georgia peaches from a local farmer's market--Mark's Melon Patch (which I think I've posted about before).
So, the big question today...
What's your favorite chicken salad? Are you a traditionalist? Or do you go crazy with fruit, nuts or spice? Be sure to check out that menu for some great ideas!
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