Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Happy Birthday, Baby Girl!

It is hard to believe - One year ago today I had Emsley! I've not gotten all of her pics, but will shortly! How funny is this baby?? You know how I love posting her funny expressions! How she loves the camera!!

Okay for all those wanting these recipes! I'm getting some hate mail because I'm not posting fast enough!!

Chicken Salad

{Let me preface with this is a guess as to the measurements - I kinda went by these?!}

  • 2 cups chicken, cooked, cubed
  • 3/4 cup celery, sliced
  • 3/4 cup seedless grapes, green, sliced
  • 3/4 cup fresh peeled and cubed peaches
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • seasoning salt, to taste
In a large bowl, combine chicken, celery, grapes, and peaches; toss gently. Mix mayonnaise and sour cream together and pour over the salad. Add seasoning salt and mix gently. Taste and adjust seasoning. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Kim's Potato Salad {I'm sharing my secret recipe!}

{I need to preface this with - if anyone is going somewhere you have to "bring a dish" and you know I'm going to be there - DON'T YOU DARE bring my Potato Salad . . . . Because it is the ONLY thing I know how to "really" make and I always take it! Okay?}

5lbs. red potatoes
4 celery ribs, sliced
1 bunch green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons of dill weed
2 teaspoons of salt
2 cups of mayonnaise
1 bottle of cucumber ranch salad dressing {16 ounce bottle}

Place potatoes in a large "kettle"{I guess that is what you call it?} - cover with water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes {or until tender.} Drain and cool {cooling will take some time - I always put them in the fridge!} Cut potatoes into small cubes.

In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, celery, onions, dill and salt. In a smaller bowl, whisk may and salad dressing until blended. Pour over potato mix and stir gently to coat. Cover; Refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving! This recipe makes a bunch! And I have NO IDEA how much - it just always gets eaten!

Was there another recipe I was suppose to post??? I don't remember!


An Accomplished Woman said...

I am first, how exciting. Thank you so much for posting your recipes. I will always keep them secret and I wish you and I were going to a party together. You are one of my favorite people!!!!


Krista Lee said...

OMG I am totally stealing these recipes.. I always need a good dish or two to bring to parties! Thanks for having me over Saturday it was a blast! And I've been checking out your pics, girl you are getting good with that new camera! Yay!!! :)

Allison said...

First, that girl is GORGEOUS! Second, I LOVE chix salad with grapes, never heard of adding peaches, but I trust you infinitely, and will try it this week! and third, I only WISH we would be going to the same party! I would give you a BIG (non-stalkerish)hug!

Holli said...

I am SOOOO NOT a potato salad fan BUT I must admit I am going to try your recipe!
One year old...my how time flies! She is such a cutie, can't wait to see more pics!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Thank you so much for sharing the recipes :)!

I can't wait to see more pics of your little gal :)!

Swan Family said...

I Love potato salad and chicken salad...I can't wait to make your recipes. Em is soooo cute I hope the party went well and I can't wait to see pics!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Emsley is Beautiful!
I love Chicken Salad...think I'll give it a try.

Natalie said...

GIRL ~ you need to STOP with that picture!! OMG, I am dying to eat her little cheeks off!!!! She is so cute!!

Thanks for the recipes ~ I'll be making both :)

Lea Ann said...

She is such a pretty girl!!

Anonymous said...

Did I bully you into giving out the recipes?? SORRY!!! My mom wanted me to remind you that it was the fruit tea recipe that you were supposed to post :)!!

Rach said...

Happy Birthday Em!! Jake, Will and AC LOVED the candy you had at your partay!! Thanks!

Kim said...

Happy birthday Em! She just rocks the camera. You should make an old fashion flip book with photos of all her facial expressions... that would be hysterical!

Lauren said...

That girl looks just like you. :)

In case you didn't notice, I was totally porking the potato salad...I had two helpings.Large ones. And I don't even like potato salad.

Jeanette "Frogster" said...

That is a fabulous picture! Your little Em is so adorable and makes the cutest faces. :)

Danine said...

Happy Birthday Em! How utterly adorable she is...just want to gobble her right up.

Glad the party was a success and the recipes sound delicious!

Kimberly said...

She is a doll!!! I love this picture, just like all her others it just cracks me up!

Karen said...

Wow! I just made your potato salad and it's AWESOME! Thank you!

Shelly said...

I just served your potato salad at my son's grad party. It was the hit of the party (well, second to son, of course).

I'd never made it before, but that didn't stop me (I trusted you) and boy did they RAVE about it!

I'm now off to e-mail the recipe to the many that requested it.

thank you so much for sharing it!

Queenneenee said...

Ok MY turn! haha, I made this potato salad today and I have not served it yet (its chillin) but the few bites I got in while making it were wonderful! Thanks a bunch GF. BTW I have been KNOWN for RUINING potato salad-mostly overcooking taters. I watched them closely today!