What the Beck???
Did you know that today is
National Peanut Butter Day?
(Who came up with that one?)
I bet they own a peanut farm!
Today is my Aunt Ada's birthday! Happy 94th, Aunt Ada!
Today’s Recipe and Location: Sesame Chicken Salad
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime
Pages: 38 - 39 Copyright: 2015 Harper Collins
I figured out that there are 342 calories, if 6 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)
I really love this salad. I had to use iceberg lettuce because dark green messes with my meds. I did omit two items from the recipe: cherry tomatoes and mandarin oranges. I imagine they play a huge part in the flavor. I, however, loved it without those two fruits. Anything with sesame seeds is a keeper for this girl.
Here are the ingredients that I used to make this recipe.
To make the dressing, combine all of the needed
ingredients in a blender until completely smooth.
It is a golden color. Taste the dressing now,
and make sure it meets your needs. I didn't
have to add anything, as I thought it was perfect.
I poured the dressing into a mason jar,
and put it in the fridge.
I love, love, love this dressing.
Here is where I varied from Ree's recipe.
It was unintentional, and I don't think
it mattered, but I goofed.
I cut the chicken into bite size pieces,
and then grilled it in olive oil, whereas Ree cooked
the chicken whole and then chopped it up.
I hate it when I am wrong.
I seasoned the meat with salt and pepper.
It looked so darn good!
I added in a third of the dressing, and began
adding the black sesame seeds. Black sesame
seeds are new to me.
I am a BIG fan of sesame seeds!
The next step was to add the white sesame seeds.
It was a sesame seed explosion.
Here is the final product!
I loved every bite of this salad.