Last nite I made a roasted chicken for dinner. I like to do that now and then even tho the man doesn't like chicken much. And hes so fussy he will only eat the breast part. But that just means there's lots of chicken leftover for me to use in other things. So I strip the meat off the bones and freeze the bones to make stock from later on.
Today I decided to make
chicken salad. Long ago I had a chicken salad sandwich when I first
moved to Ca. I liked it so much I never forgot it. It had artichoke
hearts in it and was on a croissant and was very good. And so today I
decided to make it from memory and go sit on my deck out back.
was such a gorgeous day again.....so I put my sandwich on a plate,
tossed on some grapes to snack on after and got an iced tea. I parked
my butt in my wicker rocking chair, kicked off my shoes and put my feet
up. As I sat there and just stopped for a moment.....it was sheer
heaven. The birds were chirping, I even heard a wood pecker off in the
distance. There was a breeze blowing gently and the trees made a shhhh
sound. Everything is so green,,,,the sun felt warm on my skin and when
it was realllllllly quiet I could hear the roar of the ocean.
Add to all this peace a perfect sandwich and it was a wonderful day.
Chicken and Artichoke Sandwich
These measurements are approximate but you can use what you have .
2 c. cooked chicken, chopped
1/2 c. marinated artichokes, drained well, then chopped
1/4 c. parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Lots of fresh ground pepper
Mayonnaise about 1/2 c. but you want just enough to bind it not drown it :)
all ingredients in a bowl and spread on a croissant. I didn't have any
around so I put it on a nice homemade herbal white bread. You could
also add some fresh dill to this too. The marinated artichokes add alot
of their own flavor tho so if they are strong, other herbs could get
lost. This makes enough for 3-4 sandwiches.