Sunday, February 19, 2012

Chicken Divan

This has been such a relaxing weekend. Yesterday, Saturday, we pretty much did nothing. We lounged on the couch and watched TV most of the evening. I made a quick-cheat stew, browned my meat with fresh garlic and onions. In the same pot added beef broth, frozen carrots and corn and frozen potato wedges I had baked. I was worried it wouldn't come as as good since I usually do it in the crockpot. It was delicious!
Today, after Pam came I decided to try a Chicken Divan recipe I found on Kitty's Kozy Kitchen blog. I did add my own little twist. (Recipe at end of post.)

I used two cans of canned chicken.

I didn't have the curry powder the recipe called for so I substituted with about 3-4 tsps. of garlic.

The recipe did not call for noodles, but I really thought it would be good to add some egg noodles in there. I also sprinkled salt through out as I mixed the noodles, broccoli and chicken. It was sooooo good!

Poured the mayo, canned soups and garlic powder mixture on top.

Topped with shredded cheese and bread crumbs.

Baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes....

I made a big portion... there is hardly anything left. I think I found a new favorite for the house.

And the best part is that it took less than 15 minutes to get it prepared and in the oven! I need to find more super easy recipes like this to make once I start two weeks!

All this rain had our front yard looking like a week jungle!! So the girls and I went out, pulled the weeds (the girls) and trimmed the yard, side of the driveway and around the flower bed (me). Ooohh, I didn't remember how much work it is! After a quick shower we slipped through Starbucks and treated ourselves!

Then we went over to Mom's, our usual Sunday evening thing. She made her unbelieveable delicious, completely from scratch banana pudding! She sure knows how to get us over there! Ha!

Starting this week I am cutting caffeine out after lunch or so, to try to get back on a regular sleeping schedule. As it is I NEVER go to sleep and wake up on the same day. Never. I think in the past year I have done that a handful of times.


CC made her girls such a nice C&C cage. After Mom we went to Wal-Greens to get a fleece throw for the bottom of their cage. We just walked around and looked at nail stuff. I am really going to miss doing things like that with them. I'm going to have to get to bed and wake up early and work all day. I work all day right now, literally, all day. But at least I am here with them or they are on the go with me. I am going to miss that. And I know that I don't HAVE to get to bed at any certain time or wake up at any certain time, usually. That's going to be really hard. I miss them all ready. Lena keeps clinging to me and telling me she misses me too. It's going to be a hard change but I think, hope, that the transition will be an easy one.


So right now, I am going to plop my fat behind on the couch and watch some DVR'd "Big Bang Theory" and then I might make some more coffee and watch some old Italian movies on Netflix... I might stay up all night. I can do that you know, at least for the next couple of days... Oh who am I kidding, I'll probably be asleep by 2!


Chicken Divan (per Kitty's Kozy Kitchen)

1 box frozen chopped broccoli

2 cups cooked chicken, cut up (I used two cans of chicken)

2 cans cream of chiken soup (I used 1 can Cream of Chicken & 1 can Broccoli Cheese Soup)

1 cup mayonnaise

1 t. lemon juice (I use 1/2 lemon)

1/2 tsp curry powder (I used abt 3 tsps. garlic powder)

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1T. melted butter (oops, I forgot this one!)


Partially cook the broccoli & then drain. Add this to the bottom of a 9 x 13" pan. Add the chopped, cooked chicken.Mix the cream of chicken soups, the mayonnaise, lemon juice & curry powder in a medium bowl. Put this mixture on top of the chicken. Sprinkle on the cheese & then sprinkle on the breadcrumbs that have been mixed with the melted butter.Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.



Oh my gosh, this post made me so hungry!


Looks absolutely yummy! It is amazing what you can do with a can of soup!


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