I hope you are with me on this one. Let me set the scene. You went on a vacation in which you had been fed amazingly delicious meals four times a day, you never had to wash a dish, grocery shop or even try to please the kids or hubby and now you are home wanting that same wonderful food but you don’t want to be the one who makes it. That was the exact predicament my SIL’s and I were in when we returned from camp. We all went to my one SIL’s house and we ladies passed out while the boys skinny dipped in the pool, yes we were too tired to even unpack their suits. Don’t’ get your panties in a wad, it was just little boys, my daughter was napping. And yes their Dad’s made sure no one drowned. Sheesh.
Soon the three of us moms figured out that we would all be hungry and needed to make a big meal. We wanted something easy but still outstanding in taste. My SIL Ellen said that she would like to make a Chicken Ramen Salad since it required no cooking. We also came up with a big platter of fresh fruit, another green salad, and hot dogs for the kids and some chips. Easy peasy. Well you guessed it. We devoured the entire Chicken Ramen Salad that Ellen whipped up in no time with prepared ingredients from the grocery store.
I had some leftover Three Day Chicken from the other night to use in my own salad that I made for lunch for me and my littlest Little. We made a pretty big dent in this crunchy and filling salad.
Chicken Ramen Salad
1 pound bag shredded cabbage
3 green onion, sliced
3 handfuls slivered almonds
1 can Mandarin oranges, drained
2 c. pre-cooked chicken, chopped
1 pkg Oriental Flavored Ramen noodles
1/3 c. rice vinegar
1/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
sesame seeds for garnish, optional
In a large bowl toss together the first five ingredients. Crush ramen noodles but only put on salad just before serving to prevent sogginess. Using an immersion blender, blend vinegar, sugar, oil, and seasoning packet from ramen noodles. Serve dressing on side or toss with salad. Garnish with sesame seeds. Serves 6.
Wanted to let you all know that Ma is back!! She will be guest blogging tomorrow, so if you liked her here, you will love her tomorrow! Another special guest, a real groovy gal, Sabrina will be with us on Friday so stay tuned for some great guest posts this week.
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