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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

~ Bits and Bobs.... AKA.... Random ~

If you've seen these frozen biscuits in your market freezer section
 and wondered if they were good...
 O HONEY
 ....they are TOTALLY awesome ....





20 minutes in the oven and when they come out,
have that butter handy...
maybe some 
CINNAMON BUTTER.....
or some of that
FREEZER STRAWBERRY JAM...
you are gonna be sooo glad you baked them......and so will your hubby and kids.

 Mr. Sweet and I can't get enuf CHICKEN SALAD when the weather starts turning warm.
If you like chicken salad, don't forget to stock several cans in your pantry.....
talk about a LIFE SAVER when someone comes in and you need something to fix
QUICK.
 OUR favorite way to make it is to use big, juicy, sweet grapes.....
and chopped celery.....
and chopped pecans......
and REAL mayo.....
ohmygosh...i am getting hungry for it RIGHT NOW.
 We like it "the regular way", too...
especially for sandwiches.
Sometimes, you can find cans of WHITE chicken on sale and when I do,
I always buy several.
Do you put pickles and onions and celery and mayo and eggs and.......
what else ?
 and it's funny how a little
$3.  thrifted
WHITE CERAMIC CAMEL
can make you smile every time you walk by it.
Really.....what is it about certain things that never fail to make us happy,
if it cost a thousand dollars or only ONE ?
See.......I told you it was RANDOM.... :)
Well......guess that's about all I've got to say about that....
Ya'll have a wonderful rest of the week.
LOVE AND HUGS,
bj 

OH....
meant to show you the progress on THE shelf...


He has the lid to a canister that PATTI painted for me
and the Mackenzie Childs sugar bowl ....along with the picture of
THE shelf in MC catalog
all in front of him as he paints.
MC pieces are free-hand stripes....not taped off to be perfect....
that's part of the charm of Mackenzie Childs. 
Mr. Sweet is really nervous about the yellows and blues added to MC pieces....
they are so subtle and faint but THERE.
"I have faith in ya, sweetie"
I'll be joining in the fun with

37 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

just love that your sweet hubby is making that shelf for you!!! :)

Gina said...

Gosh, your chicken salad looks so delicious! I've seen those biscuits at the grocery store but have never tried them. Sounds perfect to serve with the chicken salad!

Linda Chapman said...

You have all kinds of excitement going on over there!

LOVE that shelf!!! Glad you have a Mr. Sweet!!!

LD makes a great chicken salad but he always cooks his chicken in the pressure cooker. Those things scare me.

I may try to make some from the canned soon. We are eating weird.....trying to clean out the fridge and freezer. Not much fun.

Debby said...

Oooh tht looks yummy. I was at Hobby Lobby today and saw mirrors that would look perfect.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

We had chicken salad last night for dinner...and Grand's biscuits! Mine were from the can and didn't puff up like yours. As for the salad, I had roasted a chicken on Sunday, so I used that, celery, eggs, sweet pickles and mayo. I love it with nuts and grapes too...or apples sometimes.

The shelf is amazing!! He is doing such a great job, oh my...you are going to be so happy!!!

Stacey said...

Oh how I love chicken salad and biscuits! Have I ever told you that my hubby won't eat anything in it that contains "wet chicken"? That's what he calls it. I'm telling ya....no boiled chicken really limits what you can fix. I make it when he's gone or when company is coming.

Your shelf is going to be amazing!

Sweet Tea said...

Everything, absolutely EVERYTHING looks wonderful, from the biscuits and chicken salad to the camel and the shelf. You got it goin' on, Friend!

eileeninmd said...

The chicken salad and biscuits sound yummy. It is wonderful to have a hubby that is handy and can build shelfs.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

The shelf is looking good...I love the chicken salad with grapes, but I use almonds...it is perfect for a quick salad. I love mine especially with fresh roasted chicken that I shred, not cut. I just think it taste better that way!!

LV said...

One of my favorite biscuits. In fact, I bought a new bag today.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj!! Just looking at the picture..and it's not even mine..makes my heart skip some beats..
So..
*Dear God, Please don't let me covet my dear bloggy neighbor's shelf..Please!* Amen
Mona

Ok..now I feel better...sorta! :)

Debbie said...

Oh BJ, that shelf is going to be just bee-yoo-tee-ful! You have such a wonderful husband.

And our favorite things to put in chicken salad happen to be grapes, pecans, and onions, among other things. I like a little curry in it, too.

laurie said...

oh yum! Now thats a salad, beautiful.
Now the shelf, wow, thats beautiful, he is doing such a beautiful job, does he like us all watching his progress, he is certainly a master carpenter, does he take orders!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That shelf is going to be amazing! What a wonderful hubby you have. Love biscuits so I will try these. I am like you that I could eat chicken salad every day. I like mine your first way and of course real MAYO~ hugs, Linda

Debbiedoo's said...

YUMMY, I have bought those biscuits and they are too good for words. Your hubby is a doll face. Send him over when he is done would ya!?

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

WOW!! girl it looks wonderful so far..I have done the biscuits we love them YUM!! Love ya girl friend..Hugs and love Gloria

Vee said...

Oh I had no idea that the work was all free hand. Yowzer. That would be tough. I can tell already that it's going to be a total delight. We'll all be telling you guys that you did better than M.Childs. Ha!

Now why am I hungry for biscuits and chicken salad?

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I can't wait to see the finished shelf! I was wondering if he would do the subtle shadow striping too!! I like dried cranberries in my chicken salad--actually anything except onions--I'm really allergic. Grapes sound yummy too! Sometimes I keep the leftover green salad and add it to tuna or chicken salad the next day. That is really good too! Have a wonderful night. Hope your weather is good. It is cold here! Linda

Blondie's Journal said...

We love chicken salad here, too, but I make it very plain with just celery and sweet onion. I'm not one for grapes in my salad but I know a lot of people around here that make it that way.

Your shelf is looking wonderful...your hubs is a sweetie! I can't wait to see the finished project! :)

XO,
Jane

The French Hutch said...

Hey bj, Wow, what a husband and a good sport! He has that MC shelf looking like it does in the catalog. Well, he's pretty lucky himself, just look at all those delicious goodies you server him every day. Sounds like a match made in heaven! Oh I would love to spend the day with you and have chicken salad for lunch.
Enjoy the spring day.

~Emily

Patty Patterson said...

I buy those biscuits, too. We don't eat too many carbs, but when the kids come they love them with their chicken strips.

Mindie Hilton said...

Following with GFC.... now about that chocolate lol. I love frozen and canned biscuits. Even my granny God rest her soul would use them, and she was one of the best biscuit makers around. Got to love easy and tasty recipes like yours here. Won't you please come share your talents at my Anything Goes Friday -Monday linky.

Theresa said...

You always make me hungry! That Mr. Sweet is really doing a great job on your shelf! Have a fun day my friend, HUGS!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Ohhhhhh the way you make Chicken Salad! Mmmmm, mmmmm, yes!

And yes, Mr. Sweet is a genius!!!!

Just leave him alone to his work though. I too, would be nervous, watching. Goooooo... Scoooooot.... Be surprised, when it's all done. :-)

"Naps are nature's way of reminding you that life is nice---like a beautiful, softly swinging hammock strung between birth and infinity." ~Peggy Noonan

Madeline's Album said...

I buy the same frozen biscuits and they are good. Love the chicken salad also. Mr. Sweet is doing a great job on your shelf, looks good. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Rettabug said...

Well, I'll try those biscuits, based on YOUR recommendation only, BJ, 'cus if anyone knows biscuits, its YOU!!!
I don't care for the Grands out of the tube, so I hope these are better. I REALLY liked YOUR recipe, which I completely forgot to post about trying for the first time.

LOVEN' your shelf's progress! YAY, Mr. Sweet!!

Hugs,
Rett

p.s. Try a wee bit of fresh tarragon in your next chicken salad. Nice change of flavor & very popular around here.

NanaDiana said...

Well, I love a random post cuz that is just the way my mind works! lol I can't wait to see your shelf done. Mr.Sweet IS so sweet to make one for you.

I have never tried those biscuits but I will pick some up now. And chicken salad is our favorite, too. I add cashews to my own and a bit of dried tarragon. YUM..Now I AM hungry for it. Would you believe I have never used the canned chicken? I always figured it would be kind of "soggy", I guess.

Have a wonderful Thursday- xo Diana

mishebe said...

thanks i had no idea i had word verification on and i dont like that!

mishebe said...

thanks i had no idea i had word verification on and i dont like that!

Patti said...

I am just as anxious as you are - it is looking just like the real thing, so far!!

Susie Q said...

Oh wow BJ. Now I am drooling for some chicken salad! Yum! And yuppers. Those biscuits are so good! We love them! Mr. Sweet is sure talented! Yo lucky lady you! Handsome too! : )
Love,
Sue

Nezzy said...

I'm sayin'. I've always made my own biscuits but last year I won a Grand package with butter dish, knife, basket and coupons for free Grands.

They were great, not as good a homemade, but great anyway.

I adore you little white camel. What a treasure.

God bless ya and have yourself a blissful kinda day!!!

Joan said...

Love the shelf!
I put chopped walnuts in my chicken salad. My brother has several trees so we get some each year. Love them!
Yours looks delish with the grapes in there!

Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
It would be fun to sit and have Chicken Salad and Biscuits while watching Mr. Sweets produce that Master Piece Shelf. I can't wait to see the finished product. He is doing a great job! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Kathleen said...

You are blessed with a good man!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

You are so right about these bisquits, BJ. We buy them often and they are yummy. I bet you are so excited about your new shelf and I bet it will be fabulous.
Hugs, Sherry

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh boy...I know who's making chicken salad and biscuits this weekend. What a wonderful recipe. I would love it if you could share this awesome recipe at our WIW linky party. Hope to see you there.

Paula
Ivyandelephants.blogspot.com