Friday, October 14, 2016

Louisiana Hot Sauce Grilled Chicken Salad: Oct UYW

Happy Friday! Well, I'm trying to be happy anyway. Hurricane Matthew blew through last week and thankfully we sustained minimal damage. However the aftermath has proven to be far more devastating. I was evacuated from my home on Sunday and told it could be up to 2 weeks or longer before I can return, IF there is anything to return to. So...lots of stress about the uncertain future.
BUT life goes on and I'm safe and dry so I will not or try not to dwell on it.
So today we post our Use You Words post and this new recipe that is probably the easiest no brainer recipe I've done lately. 
Louisiana Hot Sauce Grilled Chicken Salad
4 boneless skinless chicken breast
Frank's Louisiana Hot Sauce
Soak the chicken down with hot sauce. Allow to sit/marinate for at least an hour. Pop on the grill, I used my George Foreman as it was just to stinkin' hot to go outside and grill. Allow to cool slightly, slice and place on the salad. I prepare 4 breast at a time and this allows me to use them in wraps, on salads, on a roll or heated up with side dishes of left over veggies for quick meals.
For my salad I used:
Romaine lettuce
Iceberg lettuce
shredded carrot
shredded purple cabbage
bacon bits
On my day off I prep food, I shred, dice and chop my veggies then place them in air tight containers so it is quicker for meals and salads. I find by doing this I am less likely to eat junk food.
Trick or Treat
Smell my feet
Give me something 
good to eat

If you don't
I don't care
I'll pull down
your underwear
   This dates back to 1930 and the author is unknown.
As kids my cousins and I would sing this song on our way to a house. My mom would fuss and tell us to stop or back in the car we would go. My cousins and I thought she was an old party pooper.
When we got to the second verse and sang it. To which my mother would say "And I'll tear your tail up" If we pulled anyone's underwear. For you Non-Southerners that means a butt whoopin' , spankin' and no time outs.
Did we stop? No. We only sang it softly so she couldn't hear us. giggle
THEN we would gear up on the ride home for Christmas, which would really drive her over the edge.
Jingle Bells
Batman Smells
Rabbits in the hay
One jumped up 
and I shot him in the butt
 and the other one got away

Oh I digress. So back to my UYW...October is a great month. Seems many folks throw Halloween parties, packed with drinking, games, outrageous or scary costumes, gory food, sweet treats and definitely a few tricks thrown in for their skittish pals.
The last party I went to we played a game where you would smell the treat while blindfolded and then you would identify it and taste it. However, the person holding the food would swap out what you smelled for something different to taste. For example you would smell good, like an orange and then taste awful like a sardine. Then you would smell sour milk and taste a shot of alcohol. It was very entertaining to say the least. Some reacted, example a lady threw up with anticipation over smelling the stinky food. At least no one had to smell stinky feet.
My words were: 
trick ~ treat ~ smell ~ feet ~ good ~ eat

Be sure to visit the other links and find out what words they had and how they used them.
Baking In A Tornado              
Southern Belle Charm                                     
Not That Sarah Michelle                           
The Bergham Chronicles               
The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver 
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy       
Confessions of a part time working mom
Never Ever Give Up Hope              


  1. First of all, your post provided the laugh I so desperately needed.
    And second, PurDude LOVES hot sauce, gotta try this recipe for him (oh, and I need one of those George Foreman things too).

  2. Ohmigoodness that smelling / tasting game would probably push me over the edge, too!
    I didn't know you had to leave your house. I just saw some pictures of New Bern, but that's not where you are anymore, are you? Where are you staying now? Hope you'll soon be able to return safely!

  3. I don't think I could play that game. I'm a picky eater and not being able to see what I was eating would probably kill me! I'd like to watch others playing it though!

  4. I prep food as well. Such a time saver for the days you get home late. The salad sounded awesome. Thank you. Don't think I could handle the game -- I'm a texture person and gag easily LOL

  5. 1. I'm praying y'all get back to right quickly and easily. I'm so sorry this storm has ruined your home.
    2. I LOVE Frank's. This recipe looks amazing.
    3. Excellent use of your words.
    4. No way in this world, would I agree to play that game!! That would really make me ill. I'd love to watch folks play though!!