Today I thought I would share something with you that is making me very happy, in hope, that it would make you very happy too. Meet the newest member of my flock, Ella Rose. She is a cockatiel who joined our flock 10 days ago.
Like Pepper, the parakeet who joined the flock a few weeks ago, Ella is very young. Unlike Pepper, Ella is not afraid of me. Except for the very brief, where the hell I am I fear she showed the day I brought her home, she hasn’t been afraid of anywhere I have taken her or anything I have asked her to do.
My male cockatiel, Beau, has become Ella’s fierce protector. I don’t know if this is because Ella is young or if it is because Beau thinks Ella is his mate. All I know is it is hilarious to watch Beau flip his lid when he doesn’t like something I am doing with or to Ella, like scratching her neck feathers. Beau tries to chase Ella away from me, when that doesn’t work because Ella likes getting her neck feather scratched. Then Beau tries to chase me away so I just stop which doesn’t work because Beau is not the boss of me, he stomps off in a huff and does the bird equivalent of pout. It’s just so dang funny,
On to today’s recipe, Chic-fil-a is probably my favorite fast food place. Before Covid, I used to stop there after work on the last day of my work week and treat myself to a grilled chicken club and large waffle fries before doing my grocery shopping for the week. Since I can’t do that anymore and don’t know when I will be able to again, I have been looking for suitable replacements I can make at home. While the stuff I make at home won’t be exactly the same as what I get at the restaurant, it is dang close, and still very delicious. Today I have a the sauce recipe for you. My next recipe will give you a Chic-fil-a grilled chicken recipe to use it on. Although, sauce is very good on many things. I have used it as a spread for chicken burgers, a salad dressing and mixed it into my tuna salad instead of plain mayo. I am sure you will be able to come up with ideas as well. Enjoy.
Adapted From Grass Fed Salsa
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 TBS yellow mustard
2 TBS BBQ Sauce
1 1/2 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp coconut aminos
1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well Use a sandwich or spread or as the dressing for a salad.