Basic Chicken Salad
* 1 cup mayonnaise
* 2 tablespoons lemon juice
* 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 4 cups chopped, cooked chicken meat
* 1 cup blanched slivered almonds
* 2 stalks celery, chopped
1. Place almonds in a frying pan. Toast over medium-high heat, shaking frequently. Watch carefully, as they burn easily.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, lemon juice, and pepper. Toss with chicken, almonds, and celery.