Monday, April 30, 2007

A baby shower...

I am so blessed. My sister and sister-in-law hosted a baby shower for Elizabeth Saturday. It was wonderful to see some dear old friends (not in "age", I've just known them for awhile!! LOL!!!) and to see some of my mom's sweet friends, too!!

We already have sooooo many things for Elizabeth so I requested that gifts not be for her, but for the orphanage that Elizabeth lived in in China. They are in need of 6-9 month sleepers that snap, are long-sleeved and have no feet in them. Believe it or not, they CAN be found!!!! We left the shower with LOTS AND LOTS of sweet little sleepers!!! We will get them in the mail to China this coming weekend. When we found out that the orphanage had a need, we definitely wanted to help out. They really did take great care of Elizabeth and it's just a teeny way to say "thank you"!!!

There was a lot of really good food at the shower and I defintely ate more than my share!! LOL!! But y'all would have, too, if you had tasted the chicken salad that my sister-in-law made!! It's the BEST chicken salad I think I've ever had!! YUMMM!! Here's the recipe... enjoy!!!

Pecan Chicken Salad

1 - 20 oz. can crushed pineapple
1 - 11 oz. can mandarin orange segments
1/2 cup grapes (slice with food processor)
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups cooked chicken (shred with food processor)
1/2 cup celery (slice with food processor)
1/4 cup pecans (crushed)
1/4 cup green onions (slice with food processor)
1/2 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip

Drain pineapple and oranges very well. Combine remaining ingredients. Fold in fruit. Spoon onto salad greens or serve with your favorite bread or roll.

(In the photo up top, Elizabeth is being held by my dad.)


Kelli said...

Elizabeth is such a cutie, Mrs. U!! It sounds like the shower was lots of fun and what a blessing to send the orphanage all those sleepers!! Have a great week!

Jodi said...

Yummy - I love chicken salad with fruit! What a lovely gesture to shower the orphanage with gifts. I'm sure that will be a precious "memory" to Elizabeth when she grows up and knows what you did.

Susan P. said...

That is such a wonderful idea to bless the children in the orphanage that your precious Elizabeth was in. She is such a beautiful, precious baby Mrs. U! I am so, so happy for you:o) Can't wait to try the chicken salad recipe!!

Mrs. Pear said...

This is such a sweet idea!

OF course, not as sweet as Elizabeth who is getting cuter each time you post a picture!

THank you so much!

P.S. I have not forgotten your email, I have just not had a chance to answer with our company and don't want to answer anything but fully what you asked.

Toni said...

So many lovely qualities about your blog. Love the look. Love the recipes. Love the sense of calm and peace. LOVE the precious little girl.

I have 3 adopted blessings as well, with a 4th in (s-l-o-w) progress. I think of Joseph as the original adoptive parent and it occurs to me that, WOW, adoption is a very major part of God's perfect plans.


Just Mom said...

She is such a sweet looking girl. And what a wonderful thing for you to do, send gifts over to the orphanage.

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Joyful Days said...

What a beautiful little girl. What a lovely idea to bless the orphanage.

How wonderful.

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