Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Most requested recipe

Almost anytime I am asked to send in a dish for a teacher luncheon, my husband's office party, a pot luck or whatever, I bring or send my Curried Chicken Pasta salad. It is REALLY good. Of course. Why would I make it if it wasn't? The only problem is that EVERYONE wants the recipe. Which I can understand. It is that good, if I do say so myself. But I have found myself hounded by people; everytime I see them they beg, "Oh, can I PLEASE have the recipe?" And of course I say "Yes!" And then promptly forget about writing it down. I have avoided people at the grocery store over this. That and I don't want them to see the hohos in my cart.

So from now on, I will just tell them, "Sure, go read my blog" And then I can alienate them and they'll avoid ME at the grocery store.

Curried Chicken Pasta Salad

2 Lbs chicken, roasted (or use one of those $4.00 roasted chickens from the grocery store)
1 Lb medium pasta shells, cooked and cooled. (DO NOT OVERCOOK THE PASTA!!! If you cook your pasta any softer than al dente, you're an idiot. The time on the box is too long, so don't go by that either)
1/2 C raisins
!/4 C slivered almonds, toasted
1/4 C diced celery
1/2 C chopped green onions

Put it all in a bowl and top with dressing:

1/2 C mango chutney, chopped. (yeah, I know it is expensive. Get over it if you want the best pasta salad you ever ate)
2 tsp curry powder (get it at the Indian grocery, the stuff in the regular grocery sucks)
1 1/2 C mayo
1 tsp tumeric

Blend with a whisk.

Let me know how you like it.


Anonymous said...

I think I want to marry you.

The Mendon Foodie said...

Alas, I am already married. Unless, anonymous, you are my NPLP, then I would consider leaving my husband for you. But no sex.