August 05, 2010

Is it HOT enough for ya?

In my virtual "travels" around the globe I've noticed something that we all have in common....Summer is HOT!  The heat sometimes becomes oppressive, you just don't want to do anything but ache for cool.

I found something that cools you down and you can even eat it!  This is the first recipe that I've shared and hesitated to post because this isn't a food kinda blog but here it is anyway.  It's so easy, it tastes great's just so pretty!

Fruity Chicken Salad
40 - 50 seedless grapes - halved
One 6 - 8 oz chicken breast cubed - cooked
1/2 c chopped onion
1/2 c chopped bell pepper
3 - 4 tablespoons light (or fat-free) mayo
1 cantaloupe cut in 1/2 and seeded
 * In a bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients
 * Spoon half of the mixture into each cantaloupe half.
                                              * Serve

The reason I tried this recipe?  Because it was so pretty!  
This was such a delicious surprise!  I serve it to my friends and they all just love it!  Men enjoy it, kids scarf it down, company is impressed.... what better way to stay cool?

So enjoy this cool summer meal with my compliments!