Well, we hope you enjoy these fun summer recipes especially as we will see many Cool Whip sales coming in the next few months to give for good stock-up opportunities because we are so excited about this next post! It is a guest post from Audrey, contributor to Tight Wad In Utah. We have already tried the Chicken Salad Sandwiches – which has always been a favorite and common meal in our house. Except this time we tried the recipe below instead of our usual and LOVED IT! So it is probably now going to be our “new” usual. We are looking forward to trying the rest of the recipes! Bon Appetit!
Hi! My name is Audrey with Tight Wad in Utah. I’ve been couponing for awhile now and have become addicted! I’m sure anyone who’s walked out of a store feeling like you were just paid to shop knows what I mean. Luckily this addiction helps my family and my food storage efforts. In the past I’ve not done a deal because I didn’t know what to do with a certain product (especially when some deals require that you buy a lot). So I started matching recipes with coupons and deals.
1. Chicken Salad Sandwiches
This is my favorite Chicken Salad recipe from the Lion House Entertaining Cookbook. Awesome cookbook!! I’m not much of an entertainer so this helps me 🙂
2 cups shredded chicken (or cubed)
3/4 c diced celery
1/4 t salt
1 c grapes (I used diced apples)
4 ounces cashews (I used chopped almonds)
1 16 ounce can of chunk or crushed pineapple, drained
1 c whipped topping (Cool Whip)
1/2 c mayonnaise
1 t lemon juice
12 6-inch pita breads, halved (I used sandwich thins)
Combine chicken, celery, salt, grapes, pineapple and nuts in a bowl. In smaller bowl mix Cool Whip, mayonnaise, and lemon juice. Mix altogether and spoon into bread.
I’ve tried many chicken salad recipes and this is the only one that sticks around, plus most of the ingredients we always have in the house…except for the whipped topping……until now 🙂
2. Sunburst Salad
Here is a GREAT cool whip recipe! (Believe me, I get rave reviews on this every time I make it) 🙂
And, it’s SUPER easy!!
1 large pkg Orange jello
1 large pkg Lemon pudding (regular, NOT instant)
1 8 oz cool whip
Make both jello and pudding as directed on each package, except decrease the amount of water in each by 1/4 cup. After both are made, stir them together. Refrigerate till set. Top with cool whip and serve.
3. No-Cook Banana Pudding
It’s not really banana pudding, it’s more like vanilla pudding with fresh bananas. So YUM!
In the recipe you’ll notice it calls for Vanilla Wafer Cookies. I didn’t have any of those, but I had Keebler Sandies from a sale awhile ago (.49!). The only other changes I made were using fat free sour cream, lite Cool Whip, and skim milk.
I put one row of cookies in a bag, rolled them with a rolling pin, then layered it in a glass dish: cookies, pudding, bananas
I did 3 layers.
This is a sure crowd pleaser! And without the cookie it’s pretty low cal. 🙂
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