Quick Dinner Fixins: Curry Chicken Salad, oh, and I’m the devil

Today is all about building bridges. And getting over them.

I’m not sure how to start today’s story so I apologize for any lacking continuity ahead of time.

About a year ago I received a Facebook message from someone using the pseudonym of a comic book character (clever right, yeah, I know…). It turned out to be an ex-boyfriend seeking out forgiveness for his behavior. This next statement is going to sound harsh, but I really didn’t feel anything. No flaming anger, no relief, no gratefulness that he was suddenly aware of his previous behavior. Nothing. Heck,  I didn’t even feel he owed me an apology.
Even though he made sure to text me an image of himself (yes, one of those images). To which I replied he looked liked he had been missing a few meals and I was still headed home to my boyfriend. I reiterated the words ‘my boyfriend’ several times throughout our brief talk.
I asked how his family was and got the run down on that and what was going on in his life. But I hung up and felt nothing. No rekindled friendship, no hint of any emotion what so ever.

Well, apparently that wasn’t mutual because today I received another message from that same comic character pseudonym that was scathing. Telling me that his whole family hated me and I am the devil. Which contradicted everything he said a year ago, but whatever.

Once again though, I felt nothing. No need to reply or defend myself. No need to be sad. Just nothing. I do though, feel sad for him. Whatever it is he is going through he is clearly in need for some help. I’m just not the person to give it to him.

By the way, the icing on the cake (or why so many of you are wondering how I could possibly be so mean)… We were 12 and 13 when this ‘relationship’ took place. Junior High, people, over a decade ago!

So my answer (and one of my many trademarked sayings), build a bridge – and get over it.

Chicken salad is the closest thing I can think of as far as devilish food goes. It is so good but it can’t possibly be good for you all slathered in mayo. I dress my chicken salad light and pack it with extras but really, it can’t be good for you.

Hell, grab a fork and dig in if you are feeling indulgent. 😀


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  1. says

    I was just thinking about making this chicken salad this week. I love the ingredients that you added to it especially the dried cranberries and carrots.

    You are right, it may not be good for you, but it sure is good!

  2. says

    Ah yes, love those out-of-the-blue Facebook messages from old acquaintances and exes. It’s almost always guaranteed to be drama. 😛
    (Mine involves an old high school crush who emailed me after 10 years, looking to “rekindle the flame” and conveniently forgetting to mention he was married, both in his message and on his profile. Ew.)
    Anyway, good on you for not getting sucked into the drama, and good on you for making such an awesome-looking chicken salad. I refuse to believe anything stuffed with so many delicious things could possibly be bad for me.

  3. says

    You must be a very special devil for him to want you back so bad! I like that saying I may just use it at home from time to time (giving proper credit of course.)

    Curry chicken salad?? It can’t get much better than that! This is a good idea! I hope for your sake there was leftovers to take for lunch…

    I hope you are having a good day.

  4. says

    What a weirdo! So long ago! He’s clearly obsessed with you.

    Speaking of obsessed, I love chicken salad but rarely make it for the reasons you mentioned above. But I really think I’m going to have to make yours. I love the curry and apples. It looks great.

  5. says

    curry and apples sounds so amazing! My chicken salad is just mayo and relish – my mom’s recipe. I totally need to up my game! Great job – and old boyfriends who use an alias to ask for forgiveness are just cray-cray.

  6. says


    that is one outstanding looking sandwich….its a wow in my book! Curried chicken salad is a nice change, and you made it look so appealing it would be hard not to love the sandwich, even if the devil made it….lol…people crack me up, like you said either build a bridge and get over it of start swimming cause your drowning in self pity!
    I can understand why you feel nothing, thats probably the healthiest feeling to have.

  7. says

    So I’m sorry to hear about your old “friend”. Isn’t it funny the things that people hold on to? But I’m very glad that you shared this sandwich with me! It looks delicious. Thank you for sharing and for the kind words you left on my own blog. I hope you have a restful Sunday full of love and laughter!

  8. says

    This looks fantastic. A devilish chicken salad is a much better option than an old boyfriend masquerading as a comic book character, if you ask me. Yum (to the chicken salad, not the old BF)!

  9. julia says

    I love your saying about the bridge. Also the XBF sounds rather unstable. Haha and alittle desperate. Id say you handled him perfectly, not feeding into his emotions. On another note this looks fantastically delicious and I now know what to use my left over chicken for dindin;) chicken salad, hell yeah.

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