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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Spring lunch and a recipe

A friend came over for lunch today. On the menu was Tarragon Chicken Salad croissant sandwiches,

Amaretto Mimosas and chocolate frosted brownies.

We used my vintage daisy and button snack plates and my husband's Great-Grandmother's vintage monogrammed linen napkins.

All of the herbs and flowers were from my yard and garden.

The most requested item when I had my catering business was my Tarragon Chicken Salad. It was usually served on croissants. I'll be happy to share my recipe with you today. I hope you enjoy it!

Tarragon Chicken Salad
4 cups cooked and diced chicken breast
3 green onions,tops only, sliced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup minced celery
1 tsp. tarragon
1 tsp. herbs de provence
3/4 cup Hellmann's mayonaise

Blend the mayonaise with all ingredients but the chicken. Once everything is incorporated then fold in the chicken breast. Chill and serve over a bed of green leaf lettuce or with croissants as a sandwich. This is best made the day prior to serving.


  1. Just beautiful Jennifer, cant wait to try that chicken salad.

  2. What a lovely afternoon! Please invite me next time.:) I cannot wait to try your chicken recipe and oh,my goodness- those brownies! Your great grandmother's monogrammed napkins are gorgeous! Such a treasure... Lori

  3. Thanks! We determine the napkins to be extremely old as her maiden name began with a "W" and her married name was a "D" and they were married in 1911.

  4. I've got to figure out how to get to Texas for lunch! That looks so good!

  5. Heidi, you come to Texas and I'll make you lunch! Promise.

  6. Wow, Jennifer! You really know how to do lunch! :) What a lucky friend you have!! It all looks so beautiful!

    Your "antlips" word made me laugh too!! Nice! I'm glad that you like my Cookie Jar posts! They're fun! Can't wait to see what recipes you post if you decide to do it too! :)

    Have a great Tuesday!

    ~Karla @ It's The Little Things...

  7. I just flew in from SITS- what a gorgeous lunch! That chicken salad does sound lovely, I'll have to give it a try! Have a gread day!

  8. Hi.
    Stopping by through SITS to say hello!

  9. Oh this recipe sounds divine!!! I can't wait to try it!! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe! With love from Colorado, Denise :-)