Friday, April 9, 2010

Don't Play With Food!

Unless of course it is for Foodie Friday!

I have been making some of my MIL's favorites to take down to her since she has gotten out of the hospital.

28 days in the hospital.

Last Friday, she went back in. She got out this Wednesday though and is doing much better.


Since she has been hinting that she loves egg salad, I made her some using Yvonne @ Stone Gable's recipe. You will notice that there will be recipe's in the box that say "Stone Gable's blah blah blah". Yvonne has been kind enough to allow me to save her recipes. If you haven't spent time at Stone Gable, you should. Her blog is beautiful, full of wonderful photography, helpful hints, great tutorials and mouth watering recipes.

Her recipe for egg salad was not disappointing!

Here are the beauties that the kids did up for Easter.

She also loves Cream of Broccoli Soup. So easy! I made a chicken stock using 2 chicken breasts, 8 cups of water, a stalk of celery, a carrot and a small onion.

Cooked it til the chicken was done. Removed 5 cups of the stock only. I kept all the veggies in there for something else. After I removed the stock I needed, I threw in a bay leaf to this.

Added a bag of chopped, frozen broccoli. I chose this instead of fresh because the fresh was wilty and purple. Brought it to a boil.

Then I added 2-1/2 cups milk, 1-1/2 cup shredded Fontina cheese and 1/2 cup cream. Brought it to a boil and simmered til thick, stirring often.

Easy peasy!

Now for that chicken and stock.

I used one of the chicken breasts to make Chicken Salad.

I chopped up both of the breasts into cubes. One I put in a bowl and the other I threw back into the stock.

I cut about a handful of grapes in half and chopped up an apple. Added a heaping tablespoon of mayonnaise and mixed well. You can adjust the mayo to your taste.


As for the chicken stock, I brought it back to a boil and added half a bag of wide egg noodles and a teaspoon of chicken bouillon. Boiled for 10 mins and then serve!

Can anyone guess....

....what we had....

....for dinner?

Posted at Designs by Gollum Foodie Friday


Cher' Shots said...

OMG it all looks so good. Excuse me while I pull a chicken out of the freezer ~ I see soup in my future! Thanks :)

Donatella said...

yummy for my tummy...

Julie Johnson said...

YUM! Your so sweet to be cooking her favorites!

SouthernGal said...

Yum! Everything sounds delicious. I love a good chicken salad. How sweet you are to take such good care of your MIL!

Christi @ A Southern Life

Kathleen said...

Love chicken salad!

Jacqueline said...

Oh Maggie,
Chicken soup is my favourite thing in the world. I always make it from the carcass when we have a chicken.... and when I have had a bowl of it, I feel as if I could run the Marathon... I don't, but I feel as if I could !! haha.
Your sandwiches look so good as well.
I love your recipes...Keeep 'em coming. XXXX

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Maggie you are a darling for mentioning me! I just love your broccoli soup recipe with fontina cheese. That sound fantastic. YOu are a great Daughter In Law. And where Oh where do you get the energy! Can I have some. I've just been dragging myself around. Still not quite over my bout with bronchitis. Cough, cough, cough! I think you are superwoman in disguise!
xo Yvonne

jenjen said...

Hi Maggie!

That sandwich looks so good! Hey, you won the gorilla glue and Liberty of London giveaway on my weekend wrap up party! Send me your info and I will get them in the mail to you!



Julie Johnson said...

Thanks for the bathroom help! I'm terrified to choose the tile and to home stores today. I like your idea of bright if we can all get them to agree. :)

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

It's only 7 in the morning and you made me hungry! Yummmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tracy F. said...

What a sweet DIL you are! I have to tell you I laughed at your comment on Stone Gable's post about your purple bedroom & "future husband", Donny Osmond! My chuckle for the morning!

Lori said...

I only have one word for this and it is YUM!!

Cindy said...

Ok. You're putting me to shame. You ARE the homemaker I wish I was. Three meals at once? Yeah, I have never even attempted it!