Expired by Food & Stuffed Tomatas

I cooked a lot this weekend.  My college volleyball friends and I started a food club and we had our first official "meeting" Saturday night.  It's called the "Expired Food Club."  (I'll explain...  we don't eat expired food. :)  When my friend Kat (the one who painted the magnolia fabric design) and I were talking about how much we loved eating one night (ah yes, we have such erudite conversations!) and how we should get together to eat, I was so excited and talking so quickly that I tried to say "I'm so excited & inspired" but instead I just burst out with "I'm so expired!!"  She was like whaaaaat???  And then I explained & we now have the "Expired Food Club."  The theme for the first meeting was "Stuffed" and we all brought stuffed foods.. mmm mmm amazing.  I brought stuffed peppers & the other food was all sooooooo good.

But I was so in the "stuffed" mood that I also made tomatoes stuffed with curry chicken salad for my book club the next day.  (It's very weird.. I really don't think of myself as a "club" type of person but I actually had two of these very girly-club things planned for the same weekend.)  Anyway, my book club was cancelled  last-minute, so I am LIVING in stuffed tomatoes and chicken salad.  That's okay with me.  I am crazy for these things.  They fill you up in such a good way.  I feel satisfied but not "stuffed" (there I go again) after having one:

It's really easy. I'm not a measure-it-out type of chef, but here are the ingredients if you're up for it:

For the chicken salad:
- A pre-cooked rotisserie chicken--> dice the chicken into small pieces
-Approx 1/4- 1/2 a red onion
-fresh crushed garlic clove (or 2!)
- a few celery stalks, finely chopped (how "cookbook-like" do I sound?)
- a teensy squirt of lemon juice
-salt & pepper
-Sour cream & mayo --> add both of these in until you like the consistency
-Curry powder--> add to taste but I usually keep adding it until it's a pretty shade of yellow
-walnuts and/or anything else you like to add to your chicken salads
-Stir it all up and add more whatever until it looks & tastes good to you 

Then carve out the tomatoes like you would a little pumpkin & fill them up with the chicken salad.  Top with scallions and add a few lettuce leaves on the side.  It's also yummy served with fresh steamed basmati rice on the side.

If you're in the mood, I promise you, this food will make you so happy.  I can't WAIT for lunchtime already.  mmm mmm mm!

xoxo, Lauren

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Leslie said...

That sounds so delicious! You're making me hungry for lunchtime now. :)

Acquired Objects said...

Is it lunch yet? That stuffed tomato sounds delicious!

Chrissa said...

Holy crap your timing is perfect, Lauren!

I was looking for good chicken salad recipes and I LOVE curry chicken salad. = winning.

Holly said...

I love the idea of a food/cooking club. We have a dinner club but this sounds more fun and interesting. All I wanted was chicken salad when I was pregnant for about the firts half of my pregnancy. YUM!!

Amy said...

This looks yuuummm.... and healthy too. I'm also the type of person who would squeal I'm So Expired! hahaha I love it

Maggie said...

There must've been something in the air this weekend. I made stuffed tomatoes too - except roasted with provolone, breadcrumbs, and fresh herbs. Yay stuffed foods!

Fiona said...

Whew! I read your initial explanation that you don't eat expired food, and was like, uh, isn't that basically normal? Ha.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

So funny...glad it really wasn't expired! I wanted to tell you that I tried the lemon chicken soup and it was delish! My friend and her two little girls were over for the day and was just getting ready to leave when I started getting things ready for the soup. She ended up helping me and her family stayed for a yummy impromptu dinner. Thanks!

Jenna said...

looks like a great recipe! I love "stuffed" anything, for some reason they're ALWAYS delicious!

{darlene} said...

goodness, that looks YUM amazing.
I have been meaning and meaning to stop by and congratulate you on your fabric line! It is stunning!!!!

Brhea {NoPlaceLykeHome} said...

Love the stuffed tomato idea. Also, I am jealous that you have 2 girly clubs! I want to be in one :)

red ticking said...

yummie.... hope this finds you well sweet friend..xx