So here’s the thing with Christmas, I love the whole “idea” of it. The sparkling lights, the cozy clothes, the pretty wrapped presents, the music (although that song “Same Old Lang Syne”, has got to be THE most depressing thing ever), the smell of the Christmas…. It’s all just so lovely, isn’t it?
Until you realize what it entails.
Dragging boxes down from the attic, surviving the crowded malls that seem to be packed with all the crazies, untangling light strands and figuring out which damn bulb in a string of 250 is out making the whole thing not work, finding hooks for the ornaments that seem to magically lose them while sitting in a box for 11 months of the year, figuring out what.the.heck to buy your significant other who pretty much already buys everything he wants and anything he could possibly want is some sort of car part or gun accessory and therefore totally over your head and let us not forget holiday cards. Making them, gathering addresses and sending them out like it’s 1950 when people did the whole paper thing. Do it and waste like 3 days of your life in the whole process. Don’t do it and all your friends think you hate them.
I kinda sound like a grinch, huh?
But! I put sage in my chicken salad and sage totally smells like a Christmas tree. Considering I don’t know if my husband will even be home for Christmas, this chicken salad might be as close to a tree as we get this year.
There should totally be people who you can hire for the day to decorate your house. I would so do that.
- 1 12.5 oz. can of chicken packed in water (or shredded cooked chicken)
- 1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 small tart (such as granny smith) apple, diced
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 1½ tablespoon golden raisins
- 1 tablespoon fresh sage, finely chopped
- ½ tablespoon honey
- salt & pepper
- Combine chicken, yogurt and mayo in a medium bowl and combine with a fork or spatula to break up chicken and coat in the yogurt/mayo mixture.
- Add remaining ingredients and toss to combine.
- Serve over lettuce or on bread for a sandwich.