Welcome to DreamChallenge

Having a dream to share my knitting creations, cooking adventures and caregiving stories with others is now a reality. I bet you know someone right now who is at home taking care of someone they love. A phone call, e-mail, note card or some food would all be appreciated. Sometimes an offer to stand in for that person is a wonderful gift. Think about getting a hair cut, what if there is no time or person to sit with your loved one? What can you do to help someone else, or if you are that caregiver, how can you get people to understand you would like to see them or have their help? Knitting helps me stay calm. Knitting helps my blood pressure stay normal. What helps you? Cooking is an adventure for me. My husband is a dedicated 'clean-up' person. Join us on this part of our life's journey.

Choosing to send out cards is one way I stay in touch with others. I address cards on Sunday and my husband puts them in the mail on Monday. There is always someone who needs a card.

After several months of blogging there is a reality that lots of people really enjoy this activity. Positively delightful people, living life to the best of their ability. There is such fun in hearing from others who have ideas, stories, crafts all to share with those who choose to read. Thank you my new friends in this unknown world/way of communicating.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Chicken Avocado Salad

Not all chicken salads are created equal.  This new recipe I made up is going to be a winner. Once the summer cherry tomatoes start producing we may have this once a week.

As you can see, it is very colorful.  Here's what's in the dish:
Shredded cooked chicken breasts, one avocado (cut in bite pieces), 15 cherry tomatoes (cut in half).  The dressing makes the great taste and adds a little more protein.  In a foot processor, I added 1/2 cup cottage cheese (low fat), 3 tablespoons Hellman's Mayo, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon Marzitte slaw dressing, about 1/2 cup chopped chives and 5 fresh mint leaves, black pepper and dash kosher salt.  Blend until smooth.
The shredded cooked chicken probably amounted to 3 cups.
This was made about 1.5 hours before serving in order for the flavors to blend.

As you can see, Bob loved each bit.  I served the salad in Romaine lettuce leaves with red pepper slices and wild rice on the side.
Let me know if you try it.