I love my Cousin's blog. It is my source for all that is good and edible. And she is just a cute blogger with lots of fun pictures and stories. I'm always printing off recipes that look good, and making my grocery lists and big plans to cook, and then I remember . . . "I'm a lone reed."
So, I magnet my favorite group recipes to the side of my fridge and wait for the right occasion to arise. Today, it was a pot luck. I was sooo excited I bought fresh parsley and then forgot to use it. I burned the sesame seeds while I was toasting them, and I got a LOT of dishes dirty all for one salad.
The Special Sesame Chicken Salad!
Yum yum. I put it all together and then thought, there are a lot of different things in here that people could hate. That didn't stop me though.
Confession: I've always had this secret (not a secret any more) desire to have the best dish at the pot luck party. I want to be the lady carrying home the empty dish and a handful of recipe requests.
I also know that the best way to check to see if a recipe is really worth it in bulk is to administer the Pot Luck Test! Take the unmarked item to a pot luck and see how it goes. Not so good? Well, I wouldn't make it again.
I'll stop keeping you hanging. On with the story. I took my salad with all it's questionable parts to my pot luck party, and it was the greatest hit! It was a really good pot luck, lots of yummy things to eat. I think I'll keep this special salad in my cookbook.