Gooseberry Patch Early Bird Review & GIVEAWAY ~ Meals in Minutes - ROUND 3

Friday, March 2, 2012
Okay, I am running a day late here. I TOTALLY forgot that yesterday was the deadline for filing Farm returns -- we do a lot of those at work and I was buried. Whew - that is over and NOW I can get on with what is important -- Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks!! This is the LAST recipe I am sharing from the 10th Anniversary Edition of Meals in Minutes. If you are looking for a Low-Carb Living recipe, I resume that series next friday.
This is the recipe that *I* submitted and was published in this wonderful book. This recipe has always been a hit with my family.

Fruity Chicken Salad
(Printable Version)

6-oz pkg small shell pasta
3 c cooked chicken, cooked and cubed (make this super speedy by using a grocery store rotisserie chicken)
2 Tbsp onion, minced
1 tsp salt
1-1/2 c celery, sliced
1-1/2 c green grapes, halved
1 c mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 c slivered almonds, toasted
1 c mayonnaise
1 c whipping cream

Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Transfer to large serving bowl. Add remaining ingredients, except whipped cream; mix well. Cover and refrigerate. Just before serving fold in whipped cream. Serve chilled. Makes 12 servings.

IF this is your first visit here, we're having a giveaway. To have a chance at winning this WONDERFUL cookbook before it is even available AND the pictured vintage inspired Faithfulness Farm Apron and Tee Towel set you can ENTER HERE. IF you have already entered -- you can get credit for another BONUS ENTRY. What do you have to do for the bonus entry you ask.......

well, I am betting you have a stack of THESE just like I do -- family-tested, tried and true RECIPES!! Round them up and head on over to visit the sweet gals at Gooseberry Patch and ......

SHARE A RECIPE. THAT is how all these great cookbooks are possible. Share a recipe and come on back and leave a comment telling me which of your wonderful recipes you've shared. Then you'll get a bonus entry to win the 10th Anniversary Edition of Meals in Minutes and the Faithfulness Farm goodies AND you'll possibly be included in a future cookbook and get a FREE copy of that one too!! Share more than one and earn more than one BONUS entry!Scoot on over and share, share, share!!!

The drawing for the giveaway will be Tuesday, March 6th.


  1. Your Fruity Chicken Salad recipe sounds so good! I'll have to give it a try. I *love* chicken salad. :) It sounds perfect for a summer lunch. Although I'm sure I won't wait that long to try it. ;)

  1. That chicken salad recipe looks fabulous. It's real similar to one that I remember my aunt making. It was delicious ;) :) I'm going to "bookmark" this recipe. Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather ;)

  1. Shug said...:

    I am so excited to announce to my friends that I actually know the person of the chicken salad recipe in the cookbook...woo hoo!
    sounds delicious

  1. JustPam said...:

    How fun that your recipe was published!

  1. Gail
    I've never heard of a fruity pasta salad. I can't wait to try it!

  1. Congratulations on getting published! How cool is that seeing your recipe in the cookbook. I am going to give you a blog award, and will link to your blog when I post it on Sunday.

  1. Sue said...:

    The salad sounds delicious! I shared our recipe for grilled pizza sandwiches. I hope I win :) Thanks again for the giveaway!

  1. Dragonlady said...:

    this sounds good, I love chicken salad but never heard of it with pasta..have to try it!
    Would love to win this new cookbook..

  1. apple blossom said...:

    shared Grandma's Razzleberry cake with Gooseberry patch

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  1. Teish said...:

    I shared my Mom's chocolate sauce recipe!

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