Thursday, December 19, 2013

My Go-To Meal {The Girl Between The Lines}

I just, like now, found about this wonderful link up hosted over at A Beautiful Exchange and The Albrechts Blog called The Girl Between the Lines. It's a pretty amazing link-up, where we get to know each other a little bit better. Each week the ladies have a different topic. 
Girl Between the Lines Link up

This Week: What is Your Go-To Meal?
I'm such a foodie and I love so many dishes. But I think my go-to meal would be Chicken Salad, or as my family calls it "Ensalada de Navidad" aka "Christmas Salad." (perfect timing right?)

It's probably one of the easiest thing to make. 
Chicken Salad
Mayonaise (about 4 spoonsful, or desired)
Sour Cream (about 1 spoonful)
Mixed Vegetables (fresh or canned) 
Salt (to taste)

- Boil your chicken until nice and tender
- Shred your chicken and mix in your mixed vegetables. 
- Add the mayo and sour cream and mix everything together. 

See the easiest thing ever. I also used to add cooked pasta, also very yummy. So people add olives, tomatoes, and other vegetables, which I think would be delish as well. 

Here is a little history about this dish. So i mentioned that my family calls it "Christmas Salad." Why, you may ask? Well the first reason is because it apparently looks like Christmas. The mayo and the chicken makes the "snow" and the mixed vegetables with the peas, and corn, and carrots, make up the tree and the ornaments. Uhhhhh.. I don't know, okay? I don't know. (Smh) I think our parents would just tell us this when we were younger so that we will eat it.. hahah. 

The second reason, and I think the one that touched me the most, was just explained last week. When I asked my aunt, why it was called Ensalada de Navidad. She told us that back when they were younger and living in Mexico, they didn't have much money, and a delicacy like chicken and even mayo was not affordable. But when Christmas time rolled around, they would eat this yummy Chicken Salad, so the name Ensalada de Navidad stuck. 

When I was away at college. I remember me and my roomies would always make this salad, because it was so fast. We would add the pasta so that it could last us longer. And believe me we survived off one batch of Chicken Salad for a little bit more than a week. 

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  1. This looks delicious and totally doable! Thanks for sharing--love the story behind it :) Thanks for linking up with us!!

  2. Yes, super easy!! :)
    Thank you, Lauren!!
    I'm a new linkee, and loving it already. So thank you both. :)

  3. Aww, this is a beautiful backround story!!
    Really perfect timing for you to learn about this particular link-up considering the topic. Everything happens for a reason. I'm definitely putting this in with the recipes. c:


  4. Thank you, Harlynn. :)
    I know it was super crazy, I was thinking about posting up this tiny story and then I came upon this link-up and I was like it was meant to be. :)

  5. I love making chicken salad! It is so good on toast!! I love the little background on this one! Thanks for joining us for the link up--your blog is so cute!

  6. Thank you Hayley.
    I never tried it on toast. I like it on a tostada, hehe, (they sound similar) hehe.. jk.


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