Apparently I’m all about the sandwiches these days, last week was Bacon Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches and this week it’s Chipotle Chicken Salad Sandwiches. They are just such an easy and simple meal. I think there is a reason why sandwiches are the go-to lunch to pack for school. My creativity for meals and writing has completely been sucked out of my brain and replaced with post-post modernism, codecs and action verbs (which are the secret to directing actors, in case you were wondering). It’s that time of year, friends, finals. I’m officially over the hump, 3 down, 2 to go but it feels like it will never end.

No matter how prepared I am with recipes that are ready to share, when I’m bombarded with 5 exams in 6 days, I hit a major case of writer’s block and I feel guilty coming here and writing when I know I should be studying. I guess this writer’s block is because I don’t really have much to share since all I’m doing is studying. And going for gelato – it’s all about balance, people! Gelato and exams just go together, don’t you think? Two of the exams I wrote were the type of exams that no matter how hard you study, you’ll get in there, look at your paper and are completely blindsided by 90% of the questions. You’re not left with that feeling of relief after the exam, it’s more of an oh-shit type of feeling. Which really isn’t the best kind of feeling. Then once you get out of the exam room, you¬†have a little chat with your classmates and realize that nobody knew what they were doing in the exam and you feel a little better. But just a little because you still now you didn’t really ace the exam like you had hoped. And then on the drive home you blast 60’s French pop and suddenly, you’re feeling much better.

In other non-school and non-exam related news, I’m ending my not-so-great week with something exciting. I’m heading up to the first Food Blogger’s of Canada conference this weekend…I can’t wait to meet some fellow Canadian bloggers, and enjoy the delicious food of Hockley Valley especially after weeks of not so yummy, bland, boring exam-studying food. Maybe I’ll even learn a few things along the way. Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter to keep up with what I’m doing and follow the¬†hashtag #FBC2013 to keep up with all the conference goings on.

If you’re looking for more chicken salad, check out my chicken caesar salad sandwiches – they’re made in the slow cooker!

Chipotle Chicken Salad Sandwiches (serves 4)
Recipe by Lou

Ingredients

1 chicken breast, poached and shredded
1 green onion, sliced
1 celery stalk, grated
1 medium carrot graed
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon
2 1/2 tsp chipotle hot sauce
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp chili powder
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together using a fork. Serve over your favourite bread.

I love to eat these Chipotle Chicken Salad Sandwiches for lunch during busy weeks.

– Lou

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