Welcome back to “40 Days of Joy” after a weekend off.
Are you attending a Christmas party this weekend? Then here is perfect recipe from Gooseberry Patch’s “Hometown Christmas.”
Italian Chicken Spread
This makes a yummy appetizer or luncheon spread.
13 oz can chicken, drained or 1 1/2 c. cooked chicken
1/3 c. mayonnaise
1/3 c. Italian salad dressing
1/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1 t. Italian seasoning
crackers or lightly toasted Italian bread slices
Place chicken in a bowl; fake or shred finely. Add remaining ingredients except cracker or bread; stir well to combine. Cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours to allow flavors to blend. Serve at room temperature, or bake at 350 degress until hot and bubbly. Serve with crackers or bread. Makes 2-1/2 cups.
This spread is delicious. The taste will vary depending up what type of salad dressing you use. I made a batch with dressing from a local Italian restaurant and the dip was on the zesty side. For the second batch, I used Wishbone’s House Italian which is not heavily seasoned. I used Saltine crackers but an Italian flavored cracker would pair nicely with this dip.
If however, you use a bolder Italian dressing, I would use plain crackers or bread so your mouth is not overwhelmed with spices.
I did not bake the dip but tried it after 3 hours in the fridge.
I recommend you either add this to you holiday wish list, or get it as a gift for someone else. Most recipes appear easy to make, which is crucial when you are grieving. Your brain does not function at top speed during the first year so quick and easy are the most important ingredients in any recipe.
The book is available at GooseberryPatch.com.
Go buy the book and have fun making the recipes.