Thank the Lord we aren't packing to move to another house, just heading out for the shore for a few days of vacation and rest!
Figuring out meals for us on a family vacation has been an interesting challenge, but I found a great chicken salad recipe to make beforehand and I had to pass it along:
Lighter Chicken Salad (from Martha Stewart)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6 to 8 ounces each)
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot sauce
2 celery stalks, finely chopped (I usually opt out of these, I have never been a fan of celery)
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Bring 1 inch salted water to a boil in a large skillet with a tight-fitting lid. Add chicken, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 5 minutes. Off heat, let chicken (still covered) steam until cooked through, 12 to 14 minutes. Remove from skillet; when cool enough, cut into chunks or shred with two forks.
In a medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, buttermilk, mustard, lemon juice, and hot sauce. Stir in chicken, celery, onion, and parsley; season with salt and pepper. Serve on bread or over greens.
See you when we return! Hopefully with pictures and stories to share.