The ingredients (not pictured is the pepper, which is simply to taste).
1lb Penne pasta, cooked and drained
1 Cup mayonnaise
1 Cup(ish) basil pesto *I was lucky enough to get that big jar of pesto from my friend! Thanks! P.S. I have your helping of the pasta dish in my fridge, so stop on by)
1Cup dried cranberries
1 Cup pecans (goody for you if you noticed I have walnuts in the pic. I was out of pecans)
3/4 minced celery
cooked chicken breast, chopped or shredded. Add as much or as little as you want.
In a good sized bowl, mix the mayo and pesto.
Add the cranberries, celery, nuts and chicken. Toss with pasta. Chill until serving.
A couple of tidbits of info. regarding this here post:
A.) I had to dig through this mess, sometimes called my purse,
to locate the thumb drive containing my memory card for the camera in order to shoot these pics. There was a lot of cursing involved.
2.) While I had no pecans with which to make this dish, I did have an unusually high stash of walnuts.
Go ahead, count 'em. Four, FOUR bags of walnuts! Why, I ask you, why?! I'm no big walnut fan, in fact, I don't even recognize the walnut bag on the far left. I have never seen that bag before. Weird. I must have little gnomes that stock my cupboards with walnuts in the night. Hey, at least it's better than the ones that refill mayonnaise jars (eeewww! Yeah, I TOTALLY just went there!).