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A Savory Treat

Last night, my doorbell rang.

Ok, so this is not an unusual occurrence…especially with my kids being teens.

However, what was unusual was that when I opened the door, I saw one of my neighbors…the one who had planted the beautiful Knock-Out Roses between our yards.  In her hand was this:

It’s Jerk Chicken Salad.

I could immediately smell it, and I started salivating.

She explained that she had made way too much for her family to consume, and she asked if we would be interested in finishing it off.

Are you kidding?

Free food…that someone else prepared…that actually looks edible (as opposed to the dishes I regularly prepare)?

It was all I could do to keep myself from grabbing that plate and slamming the door on her.

Yeah, that’s how eager I was.

The kids weren’t home, which was good.  More for the Mr. and me.  He came into the room to investigate, took one look at the plate, and saddled up…armed with a napkin.

The easiest way to eat these is as if you are holding a taco, with the thick stem end held away from your body.

That first bite was AMAZING!  The blend of fruits and jerk seasoning combined for a delectable eating experience.  The second, third, and fourth bites were equally delicious as we discovered the flavors of the other ingredients.  We each scarfed down one and looked longingly on the others.  We were full but wanted to be able to walk away from the table, as opposed to being rolled back to the couches.

I totally understand the phrases that food critics use on the Food Network.

I decided that we couldn’t return the plate empty, so the Mr. ran to the grocery store for brownie mix.  We baked them up right away and loaded the plate with fresh, hot, chocolaty treats.

Ultimately, I was on a mission…to get that recipe!

She’s a gracious lady and gave me a Pampered Chef recipe booklet, turning the page to the recipe.  When I got home, I wanted to see if the recipe was available online, and it was!  I found it at this site.

Check it out, along with some of the other recipes there.  If you’ve ever been to a Pampered Chef party, you know the food is ALWAYS good!

Guess what I’ll be having for lunch today?

LEFTOVERS!!

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