Chicken Fruit Salad
16 ounce box of small shell pasta
6 Cups of cubed/shredded cooked chicken (approx. 6 breast)
3 C of sliced celery
3 C of grapes, halved (red grapes are the prettiest in this salad-make sure they are seedless)
2 - 15 ounce cans of Mandarin Oranges, drained
2/3 C cashew pieces
1 1/2 C Mayo
1/4 C finely chopped white onion
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 C whipping cream, whipped **added right before serving
1. Cook pasta, rinse with cold water, drain.
2. In a very large bowl, combine cooked past & all remaining ingredients---Except whipping cream. Refrigerate until serving
3. Just before serving, fold in whipping cream.
This salad is refreshing with both grapes & mandarin oranges in it. It reminds me a lot like my friendship with Cathy who gave me this recipe!
Cathy and me became friends in a small group for newlywed couples at our church. In my friendship with Cathy I recognized a kindred spirit. Cathy had been raised in a household with all brothers, she was the only girl. Cathy is very close to her parents, and is a wonderful cook!! I counted 5 recipes from her that I count as in my "Tried & True Favorite" category.
God blessed me in having a friend with a common background and values to travel the road of being a new wife, a first time mom, trying to figure out what we needed to actually go into the diaper bag, fix our hair, get dressed & arrive as close to time as possible for church each week. A friend that was learning the ropes at the same time that I was, could only be described as refreshing to my soul!