11.14.2010

Duh nuh nuh nuh... Batman! Duh nuh nuh nuh... Hummus Chicken Salad Recipe!

First off, I just wanna say that my kid can trill. Like a little spanish speaking son-of-a-gun, Otto can roll his R out for like an hour. It was an early talent and I'm mad jealous because me: no bueno. Second, he loves Batman (and all the other ____mans) and we were looking up the old super hero songs on YouTube the other day and Otto LOVES the old Adam West Batman theme song. Except when he sings it he does this...

:::::::::::::extended trill:::::::::: Batman! (in a little cutey 22mo voice that melts me heart and weakens me knees)

We went out to din last night and Otto was trilling Batman, sporting Batman, and check it out (on the coloring page) I can even draw the Batman logo... so yeah, send your compliments, I have a talent.


We went out because we were celebrating! Yesterday was like a major major day in the life of my little nuclear family. We've been living in Tucson this second time around for almost five years with the end goal of my insanely smart husband getting his 2nd bachelors degree, this time in math, and then we'll go onto Part 2: PhD. Yesterday the hubs took his MathGRE which is like the equivalent of the MCAT or the LSAT except for people with beautiful minds. We'll find out in a few weeks how he did, but just having taken the test is a major milestone. From here he goes onto applying to PhD programs all over the country and he's been studying for the test for hours, every day, for months. When he came home yesterday I breathed a huge sigh of relief! Goodbye MathGRE I hated you! Hasta! Now I kinda sorta get my hubs back.

Yesterday I was also lucky enough to host a playdate at my house for a handful of friends and their babies and toddlers. The company Sabra sponsored the playdate and we got to try all kinds of hummus and stuff. The smash bang boom HIT of the food table was Sabra's hummus chicken salad so I told a few people I'd post the recipe here:

Sabra's Hummus Chicken Salad Recipe 

Note the partheses below... I just used the recipe as a springboard, so below is the original recipe with what I did in parens to the right.

1 cup grilled chicken breast, cubed (I used 1 1/2 cups)
1 Tbsp diced scallions (I used 3 Tbsp)
2 Tbsp diced celery (I used 1/4 cup)
2 Tbsp diced red pepper (I used 1/4 cup)
1 Tbsp water (I followed the directions, haha)
1/2 cup Sabra Hummus (I used about an 1/8 cup more than this & with the garlic hummus)
salt & pepper to taste

So you mix all the above together and then eat it on things... and everyone rolls their eyes and goes "mmm" and takes seconds and asks you for the recipe.

Then later you watch Toy Story 3 and realize that for the last 2 date nights you've had you have chosen to watch blockbuster cartoons and both times you had tears rolling down your face the whole time. So you go to bed early, you old, un-edgy lamesack. But not before sipping on a warm lemony cup of metamucil. Ok, I lied about that last part, but that's how I felt about myself. Because I am an old, un-edgy lamesack. Ha.

-Lindsey

18 comments:

Kristin said...

Yeah! I'm glad he's done too. I've been in that position before with my hubby (different test) and it's no fun.

How did you get that company to sponsor your play date? You are a marketing whiz!

Be well and visit Saguaro National Monument East for me! I wonder if Otto would like the cave over that way...

luv2beanana said...

Yay for Rob. So glad he is finis with that test. I'm sure he did fab. We are so proud of him.
Now he can get out of the Batcave and go on ShaBAM, fantastic adventures with his sidekick RobinOt and his lovely Catgirl. hehe I stink, I know. Just go with it.

Abby Green said...

I had no idea it was going to be hummus meals!!...I must try making that chicken salad. So sad we had to miss it...

Phyllis said...

Right on rob Congrats!! I'm sure he excelled on his test. We'd totally like to come to your next playdate. I love your artwork!!

Lindsey Muth said...

Haha, you guys! I'm working on getting a better comment form so I can reply to everyone's comment individually.

Kristin, our parallel lives continue :) I'm just hoping we end up in Cali after Tucson with our little Otto family like you guys did! And yah, on the caves, Otto would live outside 24/7 ---> he loves picnics & outdoors adventures so we'll have to take him there (I've never been to that park, wonder if they have camping, hmmmm). <3

Nita, anyone who calls me Catgirl gets a "pass" for posting weird comments. Love it! and so with you on loving that Rob is finally past this hurdle!

Abby and Phyllis next time! I'd love to throw another playdate in the spring and maybe outside this time so more people could come!

Abby I hope you're feeling better? :( Has the neti made a dent yet?

Busy Working Mama said...

Messing with recipes again, huh? You and me both :) Thanks for stopping by - your "go off time" comment made me giggle. But yeah, that woman was lucky I wasn't at that Costco with my hubby!

Happy Monday!

Sarah said...

Go Rob!! Give him a smack on the ass from me! You're not the only one whooping it up granny style these days...my friday night consisted of Whole Foods salad bar dinner and a rip roaring documentary on sharks which was complimented with fancy truffles and in bed around 11pm. Hello, middle-aged-dom!

Lindsey Muth said...

Mama, we both know that recipes are just suggestions, right? xo!

Sarah, 11pm, *gasp*, Sarah! That's the nightlife! Welcome to the middle-aged-dom club! Your shark documentary sounds like it would have probably made my weak bladder give out. Truffles though? Fahncy!!

harriet glynn said...

You are so funny! lolZ. Nice to have a smarty pants HuZ but show me the money! (kidding ;)

Lindsey Muth said...

omg Harriet, for reals! For reals. haha!

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~Jaimie

New To The Neighborhood said...

My 4 year old loves everything superheroes. Batman is on the top of his list. Oh and you have mad batman symbol skillz :)

Lindsey Muth said...

Jaimie - yay! Ack, I'm so excited about this! We were out of town but I'm gonna go pick it up tomorrow <3 <3 <3

NTTN - thanks! The superhero thing is so funny to me. Otto must have such a skewed understanding of these characters. He just knows they're really strong & have theme songs. And that Spiderman shoots webs. I bet your 4yo knows all their backstories and everything!

Sippy Cup Mom said...

This sounds delicious! I must make it!

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