Monday, October 29, 2007

Making Chicken Salad with Mom

Mom and dad went to a birthday pawty for our good friend, Vincent and his twin brother Ciaran! They turned 40 years old! Ciaran lives in Ireland, so his presence at the pawty was a major surprise to Vincent! This pawty was held in a barn that my dad and the Northford Timberframers raised last year for Vincent so that makes it even more special!
Mom and I decided to make mom's famous Greek chicken salad recipe! BTW, dogs won't be going to the pawty! It's just for the hoomans because they're thinking that a lot of alcohol might be consumed! That's okay with me! Making and tasting the chicken salad is good enough!

Here's the chicken all cooked and cleaned and shredded~

Mitch and dad are out in the workshop making chicken soup, so Mitch is tasting chicken too!

The cucumbers were next! I love cucs - nice and cold! yummmmmmm
Next the feta cheese got dumped in!
Mom has never given me that to sample before! It was pretty good!

Next the black olives! I love having those tossed to me so I can catch them! hehehe

And now for the broccoli! Doesn't it look like I'm about to swallow a tree?!

And now for the taste test!

It's perfect, mom!
Time to put the lid on the tupperware and chill it for the pawty!

Mom wants to report that this salad was a bit hit at Vincent and Ciaran's pawty! It was one of the first dishes to disappear!

We're not going to print the recipe here. We're going to send it to Ivy instead! You all know that Ivy is involved in a cookbook project, right, and all of us at DWB are invited to join in and contribute a recipe and photos and be a part of this! It's for a great cause! So if any of you have a yummy recipe that you want to share, click on this link and it'll take you to where you need to go! Ivy has made the directions very user friendly (for computer dummies like my mom)! It was a breeze to do and lots of fun and all for a good cause!

So until next time...................

Love ya lots,



Faya said...

It is very nice that you can help your mom in the kitchen. This salad looks just delicious...
Kisses, Faya

Putter said...

OMG! MAggie! What funnest ever!!!! Your Mom and Dad are the goodest ever makers of tastiest ever food! Speaking of food ... I have to go now and FEED My baby brothers! ALL THEY DO IS EAT FOOD!!!!! Talk to you soonest!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

Momo :) said...

Maggie.. you're a great assistant for your mom!!
Thank you for catching up with me at the pawty. I had a great time.

Momo xoxo

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Wow! you guys are great cooks!

Clive's World said...

Wow, that Greek salad looks delicious! You are so lucky to get to help taste test it. Hope the party is lots of fun.

Hugs & licks, Clive

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie
Your mom's salad looks delicious! As all the recipes that she does!
Glad you had the chance to taste it!
Have a nice day

Noah the Airedale said...

Lookout Maggie, that cucumber looks dangerous, it's going to poke your eye out.....aaaaah....

We love visiting your blog because we are all food and recipe obssessed and your mom is always making something delish!!!!

Hugs and tail wags
Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

Lacy said...

woofies M n M!!! dat lookies yummmiesss. me hopeies dey have a grweat birfday!!! me wuz gonna do da cookbook thingy, but wiff mama so slow in gettin picturs developeded it wood b next b4 she gets it done...heehee she slow...

b safe,

Harry said...

Yummy yummy in my tummy (I wish!). You mum sounds like an excellent cook, lucky you!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Asta said...

You awe going to be the best cook awound in have been hanging out in the kitchen helping youw Mom with all these fantabulous dishes and testing suwe sooks yummielicious!
smoochie kisses

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh that looks so very yummy!!! Guess we'll just have to wait for Ivy's cookbook. Mom made a really yummy salad last night too...we'll have to send the recipe to Ivy!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

PS - Suki's 1st barkday pawty is going to be at Disney World...should I reserve 2 seats on Air Ruby???

Hercules said...

Ohhh! That looked SUPER YUMMY! Have a few bites for me!

How wonderful you are helping Ivy out also!


Hercules said...

Ohhh! That looked SUPER YUMMY! Have a few bites for me!

How wonderful you are helping Ivy out also!


Kirby said...

Hi Maggie,

You and your mom are the ultimate chefs! Mom can't wait to get the cookbook to get your Greek Chicken Salad recipe. Mom always kicks me out of the kitchen when she is coking, apparently something about too much counter surfing or something. You are an A+++ cooking assistant. Now we're off to sort through our recipes to see which one should be the Kirby & Mommy submission.

Your pal,

Isis said...

you look like great taste tasters! if i ever need help i'll let ya know!

T-man said...

Maggie, that salad sounds yummy!! It looks like you got a chance to sample it too. We'll have to check out Ivy's cookbook project..thanks for the tip!! :)

Luckie Girl said...

Oh Maggie, did you know I really love my vegetables too? I go crazy for brocoli, carrots, celeries...yum yum yum!

Boo said...

maggie, love the salad. mom is on salad diet now. i've been eating leaves, does that count?

wet wet licks


Hana said...

Your chicken salad looks so yummy! I wonder if the people at the pawty saw the pictures of you eating the salad while it was being made, if they would decide not to eat the salad. Hm, I still have to update my recipe for the cookbook. Thanks for the reminder.

Toby said...

Hi Maggie,
your so lucky you get to help mommy cook! My mommy says I just get in the way..I sit under her feet all the time whens hes in the kitchen..trying to catch anything that might fall! The chicken salad looks really yummy!

Love Toby

Joe Stains said...

oh dog that salad looks so so good! Such a good combo of things that my Mom just loves. We especially love olives too, we get them on taco night!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That salad sure looks yummy and you do look like your eating a mini tree on that broccoli hee hee

~ Girl girl

Super Dale and The Bear said...

Good to see you eating your veggies Maggie. I love broccoli too, but my sister Ellie won't eat it - that's ok, more for me!
Wish my mum could cook like yours!


Amber-Mae said...

Oh my, the salad looks awfully delicious especially with the feta cheese in, mmm-mmm! Happee Birthday to your friend Vincent & Ciaran!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

umekotyan said...

It seems to be ..chicken salad.. delicious.
Very, the dish of the party that reaches one's birthday is happy.
Wonderful ..cook.. toast

from loved ume tyan

Girasol said...

Chicken is always good and much better with chesse!!!

4xBs said...

Hi Maggie, that looks like a delicious salad and you are such a good helper. your mom is nice to let you be her taste tester. yummmyyy good stuff.

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh that is a different take on our Greek Salad, Jeannie never puts chicken in it! mmmmm!

It looks yummylicious! no wonder it all went very quickly!

love and licks, Marvin xxxxxx

Clover said...

Hey Maggie!
You are such a great help in the kitchen, I can tell!!
I love the picture of you eating a tree!!
Love Clover xo

Ike said...

I just had breakfast, but my stomach is still grumbling.

Simba said...

Cooking is great fun when you get to eat the food.

Simba xx

William Tell said...

That looks so tasty, Maggie, it made me drool in my beard. I'll have to check out Ivy's recipes pronto!

William Tell

Preston said...

That looks sooo yummy! My mommy wanted to make this tonight! I am going to tell her that I can help with shredding the chicken...hee hee...


Sophie Brador said...

Mags, We could definitely go out for dinner together. We like all the same foods! Except that I only like broccoli stems and not the flowers. We could easily share those!


Bogart said...

Lookin' good Maggie - I'm a big feta fan myself :)


Sir Chance-Lot said...

I can almost taste that salad myself.
I must say that you guys are like professional tasters!!?
Spooky Hugs

Stanley said...


You are so stinkin' cute with your longish beard! I love your taste-testing photos!

Goober love,

Ben_Benjamin said...

Those salad look super nice!!!! mom sure love it lot!!! can you send some over??

Huskee Boy said...

Oh wow.. the salad looks so yummy.. no wonder it was a big hit!! How I wish MY mom can make a decent salad...

Helios said...

ooh.. looks yummy and the tomatoes looks pwetty! I wish my M will start cooking again so that I can 'help out' in the kitchen too!

Alex said...

You seem to be a great cook! ;o))

Kisses, Alex

jaffeboy said...

Yummy!!! What a lucky girl, Maggie?! I hope you get a few servings of the salad during the pawty, or were you the one who cleared the whole tub?! hehehe...

I love brocoli. MaMa like to dip it in some yogurt to add flavor. It is yummy!!!

Ferndoggle said...

Our Mom LOVES chicken salad which means WE love chicken salad 'cuz she's super nice & shares with us.

That recipe looks Yum-O!

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Girasol said...

My master is taking me to the kennel so I just want to say have a Happy Halloween and save me some treats.

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Yumm Yumm and YUMM! You are so awesome Maggie - always helping your mom in the kitchen.

Johann The Dog said...

You always get to sample and lick the spoon - you are so lucky! Looks incredibly yummy, we know it would be gone, gone, gone at our house! Woofs, Johann

Persephone & Buster said...

OOOOHHH...Greek Salad!! Maybe some "Domestica" wine on the side, and some lamb? Those tomatoes look pretty juicy--D'ya know what Kerry Blues do to tomatoes? It ain't pretty!

You guys have a good cook!

Sephie & Buster

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh how yummy!!! We just saw Joey's post on how sad he is about the World Series!!! Oh dear,We are afraid WE can't help him!!!!! Love A+A

the Corgi Girls said...

Cooking dales! You should make a cook book, I'm sure it would rival Paula Dean!

M & I