Missy's Chicken Salad
(inspired by Jason's Deli's chicken salad)
2 cans of canned chicken (flaked and rinsed)
1 can pineapple tidbits (crushed works too)
1 cup (at least) toasted almonds
Miracle Whip to taste
Sweet relish to taste
Start the almonds first. I used to do them in the broiler on in my toaster oven, but I get distracted too easily and have burned them too many times. This time, I used the oven at 350 degrees and it probably took about 20 minutes. I checked them every 5 minutes and mixed them up a couple of times. They were perfect--and I didn't burn them!!Mix everything except almonds in a bowl (I add them right before serving so they don't lose their crunch). I also add a couple of tablespoons of pineapple juice.
Serve with a favorite bread, croissant, cracker, or just eat it alone!
Mixed Berry Salad
2 T lime yogurt (lemon would be good too)
juice of 1/2 a lime
1 T fresh mint leaves, torn
1 cup cubed cantaloupe
4 medium strawberries, stemmed and quartered
1/4 cup raspberries
1/4 cup blueberries
Whisk the yogurt, lime juice, and mint together in a medium bowl. Add the fruit and toss to combine.