I am finally feeling like my old self again. I have just arrived at 15 weeks and am amazed at the abundance of energy that has suddenly returned. I have not taken a lunch-break nap in over a week! The nausea occasionally creeps in at night but it's only when I stuff my face at supper. I am enjoying eating everything so unfortunately over-consumption is a nightly occurance. I really need to exercise some self-control...
During the first trimester, Mama had to take over the blog as cooking and reading recipes literally made me gag. At one point, I felt guilty that we were eating out every night and decided I would try to prepare an Asian dish. My throat is tightening as I type. I cannot speak any more of it but will admit that I am not sure I'll be able to eat Chinese or anything Asian for that matter for a very long time! And it was weeks of take-out until I was able to move past it.
This week I had my first craving for chicken salad and weirdly enough, I wanted my own chicken salad. I thought that was too strange how I was craving one of the few recipes I actually "created" on my own. Nothing would do on Tuesday evening except go to Publix and buy groceries for "Marie's Rotisserie Chicken Salad." I stayed up late making it and enjoyed the best late-night snack I've had in a while. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Marie's Rotisserie Chicken Salad
- 2 lb Rotisserie chicken, original or savory flavor
- 1 cup red grapes, chopped
- 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
- 1/2 cup + 1-2 heaping Tbsp mayonnaise*
*I often use reduced-fat mayonnaise to make the salad a little lighter. Also, if you're from the South, you know Duke's mayo is the best :)