I love to cook…MOST days! There are some days that are crazy hectic or I am tired and cranky and just have no desire to cook dinner. Unfortunately, I cannot skip feeding my family dinner just because I am cranky! I wish I could but they are sortof demanding when they get hungry! On days like that I like to make sure I have leftovers in the house to feed people. Of course, leftovers get a bit boring sometimes but there are ways to spice them up and get creative so you don’t really FEEL like you are eating leftovers! When I was asked to help Collective Bias out with their #EasterMeals Gourmet Leftovers mission, I knew this was a perfect fit for me!
Yesterday, I decided to take my leftover chicken breasts and turn them into something a bit more gourmet than just plain chicken! I headed over to Walmart to find some good bread. While I enjoy making homemade bread, it just doesn’t fit into today’s hectic schedule! Walmart has a fairly good selection of bread but my mission includes the Ecce Panis brand so I take a closer look at the options:
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There is a fairly good selection of shapes and styles to choose from. I decide to go with the individual Ciabatta rolls. I think they will make cute little mini sandwiches. Then, I can give the kids one sandwich and my husband and I two….maybe 3? I am feeling hungry! I will be pairing my Feta Waldorf Salad with an organic Butternut Squash soup (premade but very yummy!) so we should have plenty to fill us up. Here is the recipe I use to turn my plain old chicken breasts into gourmet leftovers:
- 2 cooked chicken breasts
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped, peeled tart apple
- 1 cup halved seedless grapes
- 1/4 cup chopped candied pecans
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 3/4 cup feta cheese
- 2 – 3 TBSP red wine vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Ecce Panis bread to serve it on!
If you would like a closer look at my shopping experience at Walmart, come check out my Google + story!
Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.