November 14, 2011

Expired by Food & Stuffed Tomatas

I cooked a lot this weekend.  My college volleyball friends and I started a food club and we had our first official “meeting” Saturday night.  It’s called the “Expired Food Club.”  (I’ll explain…  we don’t eat expired food. 🙂  When my friend Kat (the one who painted the magnolia fabric design) and I were talking about how much we loved eating one night (ah yes, we have such erudite conversations!) and how we should get together to eat, I was so excited and talking so quickly that I tried to say “I’m so excited & inspired” but instead I just burst out with “I’m so expired!!”  She was like whaaaaat???  And then I explained & we now have the “Expired Food Club.”  The theme for the first meeting was “Stuffed” and we all brought stuffed foods.. mmm mmm amazing.  I brought stuffed peppers & the other food was all sooooooo good.


But I was so in the “stuffed” mood that I also made tomatoes stuffed with curry chicken salad for my book club the next day.  (It’s very weird.. I really don’t think of myself as a “club” type of person but I actually had two of these very girly-club things planned for the same weekend.)  Anyway, my book club was cancelled  last-minute, so I am LIVING in stuffed tomatoes and chicken salad.  That’s okay with me.  I am crazy for these things.  They fill you up in such a good way.  I feel satisfied but not “stuffed” (there I go again) after having one:


It’s really easy. I’m not a measure-it-out type of chef, but here are the ingredients if you’re up for it:
For the chicken salad:
– A pre-cooked rotisserie chicken–> dice the chicken into small pieces
-Approx 1/4- 1/2 a red onion
-fresh crushed garlic clove (or 2!)
– a few celery stalks, finely chopped (how “cookbook-like” do I sound?)
– a teensy squirt of lemon juice
-salt & pepper
-Sour cream & mayo –> add both of these in until you like the consistency
-Curry powder–> add to taste but I usually keep adding it until it’s a pretty shade of yellow
-walnuts and/or anything else you like to add to your chicken salads
-Stir it all up and add more whatever until it looks & tastes good to you
Then carve out the tomatoes like you would a little pumpkin & fill them up with the chicken salad.  Top with scallions and add a few lettuce leaves on the side.  It’s also yummy served with fresh steamed basmati rice on the side.
If you’re in the mood, I promise you, this food will make you so happy.  I can’t WAIT for lunchtime already.  mmm mmm mm!

xoxo, Lauren

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