One of my strengths as a teacher is the impromptu game.
And since you asked, one such game that I often pull out of my back pocket is called Password.
Here are the rules: you get one word clues that will help you guess the “password”. I think I might have stolen that from a real game, but I’m still considering it mine, and impromptu, especially since I’m going to make impromptu use of it right now. Ready? Good luck.
Do you have a guess yet?
- ¼ cup chopped green onions
- 2-3 cups shredded lettuce or slaw (I used raw grated brussel sprouts)
- ½ cup whole almonds, chopped
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- 2 cups cooked, shelled edamame
- toasted sesame seeds (optional)
- 2 chicken breasts
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 piece minced ginger (about 1 tbs. for me)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons 5 spice seasoning (can also sub other seasoning – I used part Garam Masala and part Cajun seasoning)
- 2 cups chow mein noodles (dry crunchy kind)
- Toss all salad ingredients – green onions, lettuce, almonds, carrots, cilantro, edamame, and sesame seeds.
- Whisk together the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sugar, and seasoning. Marinate the chicken in the sauce for at least 1 hour. Bake chicken in the sauce at 400 degrees, for about 20-30 minutes, turning occasionally, until cooked through. When chicken is cooled, shred and add to the salad.
- Toss with dressing of your choice and chow mein noodles just before serving.
If you’re guessing the password was Asian Chicken Salad, you win!
Since I hereby promise to eat this salad forever, I WIN MORE!
I’m not competitive, though.