As the mother of TWO beautiful baby girls, I'm discovering how to make "Ashley's kitchen" into "Mama's kitchen." You know, like the kind in old movies and nostalgic country songs. Mama's kitchen - where everyone gathers to enjoy good food, weekend brunches, family dinners, and make lasting memories. That is my destination, and this is my journey.
Here's a quick and easy no-cook WW recipe. I was so intrigued by it that I had to try it. We ate it as a light meal, but it would also be a quick side dish for a potluck or pitch-in. I bought the smoked chicken from the deli in my grocery store and just asked them to cut it into inch thick slices so I could chop it.
Two Bean Chili Salad with Smoked Chicken
-12 oz. bag frozen french cut green beans
-1 can kidney beans, drain and rinse
-8 oz. deli smoked chicken, chopped
-1 T. cider vinegar
-2 t. chili powder
-1 T. olive oil
-1/2 t. each salt and black pepper
1. Cook the green beans, then rinse with cold water and drain. Add 1 can of drained and rinsed kidney beans.
2. Chop the chicken and add to bean mix.
3. Make the dressing. I like to make it in these tiny little Rubbermaid containers. Shake it well to combine, then pour over the salad. Toss to coat, serve chilled.