How to Make Salad Dressed to Fit!

Dress up a classic salad with an already-cooked rotisserie chicken for a major time-save.

Chik Salad RecipieDress up a classic salad with an already-cooked rotisserie chicken for a major time-save.

TOTAL TIME: 0:20 PREP: 0:15 LEVEL: Easy YIELD: 4 servings
Ingredients
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 plum tomatoes, diced
1 rotisserie chicken or substitute with grilled salmon
1 avocado, diced
4 slices cooked bacon, broken into pieces
1/4 c. crumbled blue cheese
4 thick slices iceberg lettuce
Hard-cooked egg, grated
Directions
In large bowl, combine extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Stir in plum tomatoes.
From rotisserie chicken, shred 3 cups meat. Stir into dressing along with avocado, bacon and crumbled blue cheese.
Serve over 4 thick slices iceberg lettuce; top with grated hard-cooked egg.
Nutritional information (per serving): About 425 cals, 27 g protein, 12 g carbs, 37 g fat (9 g sat), 5 g fiber, 955 mg sodium.

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That saying is “I Love My husband”. I say that because when you are 48 years old with a 22 years old daughter out of college and you can see the destinations on the map where you want to travel and thinking of all the date night fun ahead, you have to love your husband to start over being parents.

IMG_1631 2On days when my 4 year old is asking 100 questions a minute and I am helping our 26-year-old daughter manage her Track and Field career along with being a mid-level executive I am forever trying to remind myself how I got here. I am blessed beyond what I deserve and know that the fun times and love outweighs the chaos that sometime fills my days and nights. Here is a backstory of how I am now a generational mom. I was a divorced single mom with a daughter and got re-married to my high school crush. Well, there is a saying I tell family and friends who want to know how I am handling being a mom to a children who are so far apart in age. That saying is “I Love My husband”. I say that because when you are 48 years old with a 22 years old daughter out of college and you can see the destinations on the map where you want to travel and thinking of all the date night fun ahead, you have to love your husband to start over being parents.

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I am working through the complexity of understanding and managing expectations with multi generational children. Things get pretty interesting when you’re trying to be supportive of a 27 year old daughter who is an athlete and entrepreneur and a 5 year old  son at the same time. I am new to blogging and working through the maze and all of the areas surrounding this experience. This blog will cover my recent change from having a 26 year career as an executive with a company to making the big decision to be a stay at home mom. Truth be told, if it was up to my husband I would have resigned when I found out I was pregnant in 2013.

After working for over 26 years with the company I never expected to resign and had all expectation of continuing on to the next level in my career. You know what happens when you make plans for your career that does not take into consideration being a mom to a 4 year old at my age and realizing that you are missing out on some of the most memorable moments of his development. I am enjoying every moment and I have to say being a stay at home mom is harder than being senior director to an operational team. What you can proactively plan for in the career world in some cases cannot be done with a 5 year old. I am having fun and making memories but the exhaustion is real and the lack of sleep is overwhelming.

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