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Monday, June 7, 2010
Things have been busy around Faithfulness Farm and I haven't been able to post or visit my blogging friends much this last week.

Tonight we're having our pastor and his family as well as our special speaker for this week and his wife for supper before meeting tonight. I am going with a very simple menu...Hot Chicken Salad, a BIG garden salad and hot biscuits! Dessert will be Angel Food Cake w/Strawberries & REAL whipped cream. These are my favorite kind of dinner parties!


Hot Chicken Salad
(Printable Version)
2 cups cooked chicken breast meat, cubed
1-1/2 cups diced celery
1/2 cup slivered or sliced almonds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon grated onion
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup grated swiss cheese
1 cup crushed potato chips
1 small jar diced pimento (optional)

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with vegetable oil cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken, celery, almonds, salt, onion, pepper, soup, sour cream, cheese and pimento. Place the mixture in the prepared baking dish. Spread the crushed potato chips on top. Bake for 20 minutes, or until bubbly.



Angel Food Cake
(Printable Version)

1-1/3 cups egg whites (takes approximately 10 large eggs)
1-1/3 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar, put through sifter twice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup cake flour, sifted before measuring

Beat egg whites; add cream of tartar and salt when eggs are frothy. Continue beating until egg whites stand in peaks. Gradually beat in 1 cup of granulated sugar. Fold in vanilla. Sift the sifted and measured flour three more times; mix with remaining 1/2 cup of sugar. Fold flour mixture gently into batter until well incorporated. Pour angel food cake batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 325° for 55 to 65 minutes. Remove from oven and invert pan (turn upside down, cake and all) until angel food cake is entirely cooled. Makes one 10-inch Angel Food Cake.

Linking up with Lisa's (Blessed With Grace) Tempt My Tummy Tuesday....and Michael Lee's Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.




18 comments:

  1. Cindy said...:

    My mother used to make hot chicken salad years ago. It was yummy. Thanks for the reminder. I think I will make it tonight for dinner.

    Have fun at your dinner party.

  1. Hi Gail, your menu sounds lovely and the chicken salad sounds heavenly. I hope you have a wonderful evening.

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  1. Cindy said...:

    Oh my..a real homemade Angel food cake recipe. My mother-in-law always made homemade cake!! She has lost the recipe.She thinks she threw it away when she started using the box kind. I have looked and at last most have gone the box way. Yeah for you!! I can't wait to use this and surprise my husband!!Thank you for sharing!! I hope your meal is a big success.

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  1. nannykim said...:

    Oh it sounds so wonderful....I can't eat it , but oh it sounds mmmmmm!!!

  1. Barbara said...:

    It sounds very good and thanks for sharing it with us, have a blessed time, and have a great time preparing your meal, yep simple that is what I like too, that way you can enjoy your guest more. Blessings and hugs, Barbara

  1. You have inspired me to make an angel food cake from scratch. Sad to say I have always used a mix.

  1. I've never heard of hot chicken salad...but I have a few casseroles that are somewhat similiar. Yours sounds really good, I'll be trying this one.

    Sue

  1. McMom said...:

    I've always wanted to try making a homemade angel food cake. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Linda Stubbs said...:

    Isn't it so fun to have visitors over? We love to have missionaries, they tell the most interesting stories! Sounds like you treated them like royalty! I really want to try the hot chicken salad. Never had that before. Love angel food cake! That is our youngest favorite dessert!
    Have a good week sweet friend,
    Linda

  1. Sharon said...:

    Dear Gail,

    Your menu sounds so good! I have never had Hot Chicken Salad before. Thanks for sharing the recipe :) I am sure that everyone was blessed with the company and the meal, enjoy your break today :)

    Sharon

  1. I love hot chicken salad. And it's nice to know that angel food cake doesn't require a box. Homemade cakes are so much better.

  1. Michelle said...:

    My angel food cake always, ALWAYS sticks and falls apart. Do you have any suggestions? Anything I must be doing wrong? I would love to make a successful one!

    Found you via Tempt my Tummy Tuesday.

  1. Brenda said...:

    I've never made Angel Food cake from scratch before but I really ought to give it a try

  1. Michelle...Angel food cake is supposed to stick. You put the batter into a dry, ungreased pan and the egg whites stick to and crawl up the sides to get height. That said, I always invert my cake to cool (in the pan) and when cooled, I use an offset spatula and run in around the edge gently, loosening the cake from the sides. Using a pan with a removable bottom helps, but I never have trouble getting it to release from the pan once the sides are loosened. Hope that helps.

    Blessings!
    Gail

  1. Lynnie said...:

    Yum! Hey I picked up one of those cake covers (domes?) for $5 at a thrift store.. it looks just like the one in your pic. I was thrilled with my purchase. Hope you are having a great summer.

  1. Kristen said...:

    I keep hearing of hot chicken salad, but have never tried it - your recipe looks so tasty, I think I will!

    I love that you shared a recipe for angel food cake - always better than a box!

  1. ButterYum said...:

    I gotta tell ya... the simple home cooked meals are the most appreciated! Have a wonderful time.

    :)
    ButterYum

  1. Beth said...:

    What a great meal, Gail! I'm printing these off. My grandmother always made homemade angelfood cakes. She used a dozen egg whites; then she used the egg yolks to make homemade noodles. She was a fabulous cook. Thanks for bringing back memories!
    God bless you!
    Beth

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