Thursday, February 7, 2008

Let's Do Lunch

Today I had an old friend and a new friend over for a Mommy luncheon/Kid playdate. This is always the fastest way to get my house clean and motivate me to make something besides PB&J. On the menu today: frozen pizza for the kids and Chinese Chicken Salad for the mothers. (And I didn't even know it was Chinese New Year!)

This recipe is quick, light and easy. The sesame oil dressing makes the whole thing! I got this from a dear friend, Susan, who was my teaching mentor years ago. Seeing her handwriting on the pink recipe card always brings back fond memories. Today I thought I'd lost the card and went into a modified panic attack. So I will post for your enjoyment and for my future peace of mind.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese Chicken Salad
1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
2 cups diced, cooked chicken breasts
3 green onions, chopped
3 ounces chow mein noodles

Sesame Dressing:
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic salt
3 Tbsp. white vinegar
1 Tbsp. sesame seed oil
1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
1/4 c. vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds


Dancin Queen said...

Yummy, I have a similar recipe, and haven't made it forever. Thanks for the reminder!

You're a cute friend. What a fun playdate.

But I need to know your secret because playdates are never a quick way to get my house clean. Quite the opposite actually.

Anonymous said...

friends over is always my motivation as well. I wish I lived closer. Thanks for the recipes!

Bridget said...

Yes, I love that salad and its time I make it again. Thanks.

Wish I could have brought my boys over for the playdate today. We would have made sure to leave your house good and messy. :)

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

Yum, yum, and more yum. I want to come for a mommy playdate. Oh, wait! I am coming. Only there won't be any kidlets to play with. Even more hooray! I CANNOT WAIT!

Jessica said...

I love those lunches. I need to do them more. And at the last mommy lunch I had, my friend made that yummy salad!

Heidiram said...

You have inspired me. I need to get my act together and do a play date. And I love your pictures. They gave me great ideas for the table decorations for the Silver Sneakers luncheon/Valentine's party I am in charge of next Thursday. And this "older" (65+ years old) crowd really know how to PAR-TAY.

Lauren said...

Thank you for the salad recipe! I know I will use it. Besides, I already know how to make frozen pizza. :)

mama jo said...

sounds like a fun time

crystal said...

Oooohhh, heavenly. I will be making this soon.

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