One of my family's favorite foods is homemade chicken salad. When I don't have the time, I'll just use canned chicken. But most of the time, I get pieces of chicken - preferable boneless, skinless thighs - and bake them in the oven. After the chicken cools off, I cut it into chunks, add carrot, grapes or raisins, sometimes I'll cut up an apple, and then walnuts or pecans. Toss with mayonnaise and vióla! Homemade chicken salad!
Well, last week I decided I'd grate fresh carrots instead of cutting baby carrots up into chunks. This was all fine and dandy, right until I added the mayonnaise. Suddenly, the mayonnaise turned orange! It took me a minute to figure out what was happening, but then I realized the grated carrot, which stained my hands orange, was now turning the entire chicken salad orange!
Without meaning to, I created autumnal chicken salad!