Monday, August 1, 2011

Chicken Salad and Paleo Chocolate Cake

This past weekend we joined our friends Laura and Gabe for our first 5k since we've both had babies. It was great to get together with them at Red Top Mountain State Park. The 5k was a Trail Run and I loved getting out without a stroller or the dogs and just running through the woods.Laura brought along a birthday surprise for me!Paleo cakes!She is such a sweet friend. I've known her since our sophomore year at Auburn. She even decorated a super cute box.Here is the recipe she followed.

Also this weekend I made Chicken Salad.
I feel like it is a summer must!
I make chicken salad a little bit different each time, depending on what I have on hand.

Here is my basic recipe.
I sprinkle a whole chicken with Salt and Pepper. I put olive oil in the bottom of the pan and pats of butter on top. I roast it at 425ยบ for 20 minutes per pound.
Once it's cooled I remove the meat and give it a quick chop.Add in some chopped celery if you like a crunch.Dollop on some mayo, add a bit of dijon mustard, salt and pepper.Stir it all together and taste it. Add in more mayo if it's dry or more salt and pepper for taste.
Then you have a bowl in the fridge for snacks and lunch!

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