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.)