So for the "main event" we have a Croissant that I made some yummy chicken salad to tuck inside. I put the chicken salad in a separate compartment to prevent the croissant-wich from getting soggy. The chicken salad is super easy to make. Arby's in the US used to have these awesome Chicken Salad Sandwiches on their Market Fresh menu. Not a word of a lie, any time I went across the border I HAD to go to Arby's to get one of these sandwiches. Canadian Arby's didn't carry them even after we got the Market Fresh menu. Then, a couple of years ago while down in Utah, we arrived at Arby's. I was eagerly awaiting my favorite sandwich only to find out that they no longer carried it!!! I was pretty upset. Needless to say, I decided to try and copy it myself, and this is my version. It's not exactly right, but it's pretty close. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a replacement for that delicious bread - so I usually use a croissant. Why? Well, because I love Croissants! lol
I always make a big batch of this with any leftover rotisserie chicken or a roast turkey or anything that we happen to have. I also don't have measurements. Sorry. I am one of those "a little of this, a little of that" kind of cooks! lol
Tear up the chicken/turkey into small, bite sized pieces. You will need some red grapes, halved; craisins; celery, chopped up into small pieces; sliced almonds or walnut pieces; and miracle whip or mayonnaise. Toss all the ingredients in a bowl and mix. I add the mayo a spoonful at a time until it reaches the consistency I want. It changes depending on how much chicken I have.
Anyway, this is a delicious and slightly sweet addition to your bento rotation. I hope that you like it if you try it! The photo is so deceiving, unless you have a Goodbyn you don't realize how big that area is, and that there is quite a bit of chicken salad in that little compartment! DH ended up having too much to put in his croissant.
Also included in this Goodbyn, a pear, sugar snap peas, licorice, a juice box, and a little love note! lol
Anyway, I hope you all have a fabulous week and that this gave you some ideas on how to use up some of your own leftovers, or how to think outside of the (brown) bag; at least when it comes to sandwiches!