In Sylvia’s generation, most women didn’t work outside the home. She did. As a single mother, she had to. Nonetheless, she always made it look easy. Sylvia may have appeared serene, but she was paddling like mad beneath the surface.
Cashew Chicken Salad
From the kitchen of Sylvia Jordan
This is a lovely salad served on a bed of lettuce or croissants as a sandwich. Make it in the morning and let it chill while you are getting yourself and the house ready for company.
1 whole cooked chicken, cooled
3-4 cups seedless grapes, halved
4 stalks celery, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1 cup cashews, coarsely chopped
1/8 tsp. tarragon
3/4 tsp. celery seed
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise (substitute some plain yogurt for part, if desired)
- Pull all the meat off the whole chicken. Cut into ½ to 1 inch chunks. Place into a large bowl.
- Add celery, onions, grapes, and cashews to the bowl.
- Add in mayo and seasonings. Mix well.
- Cover and chill at least an hour before serving.