Friday, May 7, 2010

Chicken Pasta Salad

I made this for the going away potluck for the Gunns and Andersons this week. This is another one from Recipe Shoebox.

1 lb. cooked, shredded chicken (I usually use can of Costco chicken)

1 lb. cooked rotini noodles (or bow tie)
2 heads broccoli, finely chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1/3 onion, chopped
1 can sliced olives
1 cup shredded cheese (optional)
1/3 - 1/2 cup ranch dressing (don't skip this--it's what holds it all together)

2 envelopes dry Italian dressing mix
6 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
4-1/2 Tbs. water
3/4 cup oil (you can reduce this some)

Combine cooled chicken, chopped vegetables, and olives. Whisk together dressing ingredients and pour over vegetables and chicken. Mix together. Add ranch dressing and cheese. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving. Serves 8 - 10.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Whole Wheat Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins

In my family we call these the "Butterfly" muffins because my Mom would always make them when we were going to an early morning piano competition and we had butterflies in our stomach from being nervous!
They are very delicious, and healthy. Jane just finished her 2nd one this morning!

1/4 cup Margarine
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
Cream together then add:
1 Egg
3/4 cup Applesauce
1 cup Rolled Oats
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 cup nuts(optional)
Raisins (optional)
Mix all together and spoon into a greased muffin tin or lined with muffin papers.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until browned.