Trader Joe’s Curried Chicken Salad Recipe

Trader Joe’s Curried Chicken Salad Recipe

I recently sampled Trader Joe’s Curried Chicken Salad, and I LOVED IT! It curbed a nighttime salt craving with a little sweetness and spice that made it even better!  I don’t live near a Trader Joe’s just yet, so I was anxious to examine the ingredients to see if I could re-create this concoction in a cheap and easy way!  (I’m not kidding – I was dog-tired at the end of the day, so easy was as equally important as tasty.) Note: The original has some honey in it, but the chutney was so sweet, I left it out. WHAT YOU NEED: ~Chicken Salad – Your own recipe or store-bought from the deli.  This is rotisserie chicken salad from the store! I used about a quart   ~Dried Fruit – Original = golden raisins, but I put dried...

Sonic’s Sweet Potato Tots Review!

Sonic’s Sweet Potato Tots Review!

Well.  It was another crazy week.  I thought it wouldn’t be, but it was.  In the process, I found a new treat to have when I feel I’ve worked hard…. the sweet potato! When my Momma was a little girl growing up on a farm, she had to work hard – sometimes harder than adults nowadays & certainly harder than kids nowadays.  She recanted stories of after school chores to me often, but she once mentioned her favorite after school snack, and it has always stuck with me.  “My sisters and brother would run up the driveway & into the house to change into working clothes.  On the table, there’d be a dish with a towel covering.  Underneath that was our after school snack for the day.  We loved it when we’d reveal a...

Taco Bell Changes, Doritos Locos Taco Review & Rant

Taco Bell Changes, Doritos Locos Taco Review & Rant

So it’s been one of those weeks.  ….Make that two weeks……Where I have practically lived in my car, gone to bed at midnight or later, and eaten meals that came through a window.  It’s hard to find the “bright moments” when you get busy, but I found one recently – wrapped up in one of those “through-the-window” meals! Taco Bell has decided it would be a good idea to take a Dorito & turn it into a taco shell.  I’ll be honest, the first try I had – was unsuccessful.  It tasted like a knock-off Dorito that didn’t have enough stuffing.  I recently gave it another chance when grabbing a quick bite & changed my mind……not just about the taco – but about Taco Bell as a whole! The Doritos Locos Taco (I chose supreme) has just the...

Review of McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

Review of McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

I did some on-the-spot creative bone research recently to solve a mystery!  My cousin and I went on a road trip recently, and stopped at McDonald’s occasionally for a meal or some Wi-fi.  Every time we stopped we would ask, “So, how’s the Shamrock Shake?”  There were usually 2 people – one would nod their head & the other would make an AWFUL face.  The consensus was: “You either love it or hate it.” SO…. I’d worked particularly hard & felt like I deserved an “ice cream break,” an old phrase my Papaw made up when we were growing up.  I figured I’d go over to my local Mickey-Dee’s to see if I loved it or hated it. If you’re wondering – it’s a mint-flavored...