On Saturday, September 24th, about 160 women from the 10 Relief Society organizations in San Clemente, SJC, Dana Point, and Laguna Niguel, met to watch a satellite broadcast for the millions of Relief Society members that learn and serve together worldwide.

Watching this great conference together is always such an uplifting experience.  The messages were outstanding, and “forget them, we will not.”  If you missed this great conference, you can read and watch the highlights HERE.

A great bonus of being together to watch this conference is the delicious meal that follows!  Many have asked for the recipe of the yummy salad that Kathy Virgin created for us.  Here it is:

BBQ Chicken Salad   (Marcy’s)
(Family size)
1 pound skinless, boneless Chicken breast*, brush with barbecue sauce and BBQ  on the grill or in oven.  Cut into bite-size pieces (2 cups cooked chicken)
8 cups mixed greens (Romaine with some spring mix is good)
1  red apple, core, cut in bite size pieces,  leaving on the red peel
(toss with a little lemon juice to keep white)
1/2 cup corn kernels (frozen or defrosted – doesn’t matter)
1/2 cup spicy peanuts
1/3 cup chopped  red onion
2 Tbs. chopped cilantro
1 cup tortilla thin strips, or slightly crushed reg. tortillas chips, blue or plain
1 cup dressing , ¾ cup ranch dressing mixed with
¼ cup *barbecue sauce
1 cup blue cheese  or *shredded cheese, mix cheddar and jack
*if it’s a non-blue cheese group

Toss ingredients together except for dressing and chips.  Let people serve themselves the amount of dressing they prefer. Serve chips to the side so don’t get soggy.
Serves 6-8 generously

*Notes for what was used at Women’s Conference*
Roasted chickens from Costco.  Also, home-cooked chicken breasts.  After cut, tossed with just a hint of BBQ sauce.
Masterpiece BBQ sauce was used
Cheese was a cheddar/jack combination
Dressing and chips were served to the side
The 2 ingredients that make this salad are:
Spicy Nuts—important, it gives the unusual zing to the salad
(Used Chili peanuts from Farm to Market on Del Obispo)
The unusual combination of BBQ sauce and Ranch dressing