June 13, 2012

weekly dish with a&e: food style

this week we be talking about some grub.
that's right. we're talking..
 favorite summer dishes.
{ha, dish}

naturally i like lighter things in the summer.
{after all we all are trying to watch our figures since it is swimsuit season, right?}
my favorites include:
-pasta salad
-oriental chicken salad
-broccoli salad
-chicken salad croissants
- marinated chicken,veggie & pinapple shis ka bobs
the oriental salad probably trumps all of them.
i could eat this everyday for lunch if i could.
it's my "go-to" for bridal & baby showers.
because i love it so much i shall share the recipe with you. courtesy of my sweet grams. remember her?

1 Cabbage head, chop fine
6-8 Chicken breasts, cooked and cubed (can be warm, I cook mine in the crockpot)
1 can water chestnuts, sliced
1 bunch green onions, finely sliced and include green tops (around 6)
¼ C. slivered almonds, toasted ( can toast in microwave for 1-2 minutes, check after 1 minute and stir and microwave longer if needed to look golden)
4 pkgs. Top Ramen-Chicken flavor, breakup noodles (put the square pkg. of ramen, wrapping and all, in plastic zip bag and beat w/rolling pin! Then of course, discard wrapping and take out seasoning packet to use in dressing).

1 C. red wine vinegar
½ C. olive oil
4 pkgs. TopRamen-Chicken flavor seasoning (included in noodles)
Stir dressing ingredients together and then pour over salad about one hour before serving and add noodles right before serving.
Serves 10-12
Recipe can be halved.
*Note: I usually use 1 ½ C. red wine vinegar and ¾ C. olive oil and the same amount of seasoning as above to give it more flavor.
one last thing i wanted to share with you is a favorite summer side/treat that my family loves.
you cube up watermelon and sprinkle leomonade crystal light (or any flavor) over it. it is delicious and adds that extra zing! its perfect for bbq's and is so simple. (plus the kids LOVE it!)
what are some of your fave summer dishes?
if you have questions for us or something you want us to dish about send us an email to eryka at abcde.the.blog@gmail.com or ashley at ashley.shippen@gmail.com.



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Samantha said...

i'm gonna have to try making that chicken salad because it rocks

Emma Frances said...

MMM! This sounds delicious! I love all salads in the summer as well! Especially any and ALL fruit salads!

tandaschroeder said...

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tandaschroeder said...

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