GBP's 101 Cozy Casseroles Review & Giveaway -- ONE MORE RECIPE & BONUS!!

Monday, May 14, 2012
Well, I told you that I just could't help myself -- I had to SHARE one last recipe from this super comfort food cookbook!
Gooseberry Patch's 101 Cozy Casseroles


This book has been super fun to preview and review. I only have one copy to giveaway to a lucky reader -- IF that doesn't happen to be you this time, check back next week for a review of another great book - and you can order this book before it's release at the link right under the book photo. The big drawing will be Wednesday :)

The final recipe I am going to share with you is for Chicken-Broccoli Divan. I didn't have a lot of experience with this dish until a few years ago. When we lived in Minnesota, I spent a lot of time at a local Assisted Living Facility - I would go in and cook for them occasionally - then pretty regularly. One of the friends I met there was Bertha -- she was over 90 years old and a fabulous cook in her day. She was trouble for the other gal who came in to cook and then she stopped coming in all together - Bertha was just in her way and always criticized everything she did - well, Bertha gave me lots of *input* too BUT I enjoyed it and asked her lots of questions and we got along famously - most of the time, lol - once when I asked her what she wanted me to cook, she instantly answered Chicken Divan. I had to hunt down a recipe but it was so worth it to see the look on her face when I served it. I then started making it occasionally for my family. This version is both yummy and super fast to fix. I don't think Miss Bertha would approve of the use of canned soup, lol (she didn't approve of anything coming from a tin can) but it makes a nice sauce. Watching your carbs? Instead of the canned soup melt down a brick of cream cheese and add a splash of cream and chicken base for the flavor of the soup -- then the rest of the sauce ingredients as stated -- both yummy and lower carb. BTW, when I am over 90, I hope to still be quilting daily and giving *trouble* to whomever is doing the cooking for me :)

Chicken-Broccoli Divan
Gooseberry Patch's 101 Cozy Casseroles (submitted by: Tiffany Mayberry, Harriman, TN)
(Printable Version)

2 c. cooked chicken, cubed
16-oz. pkg. frozen broccoli flowerets, thawed
2 10-3/4 oz cans cream of chicken soup
3/4 c. mayonnaise
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Place chicken in a greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Layer broccoli on top. In a bowl, stir together soup, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Pour soup mixture over broccoli; top with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 45 minutes, or until bubbly. Serves 4.

NOW to the important stuff -- this is your LAST opportunity to earn a bonus entry for the giveaway of a copy of Gooseberry Patch's 101 Cozy Casseroles, a Faithfulness Farm Vintage-Inspired apron AND the set of 4 individual casserole serving dishes -- The way Gooseberry Patch is able to publish such great cookbooks is because YOU, the home cook, share your recipes with them. For bonus entry, click over to Gooseberry Patch and SHARE A RECIPE - one of your family's favorites and then come back to this post and leave a comment telling me what recipe you submitted and why it is a favorite with your family. NOT ONLY will you given bonus credit, YOUR recipe may appear in an upcoming book and Gooseberry Patch will send you a contributor's copy - THAT makes everyone a winner :)




19 comments:

  1. LDH said...:

    My mom loved Chicken-Broccoli Divan and it has been a while since I made it. Good to see your recipe here. I am as happy as Bertha :)

  1. Gail, this sounds delicious. Thanks for the tip on how to substitute for the canned soup. Hope you had a very happy mother's day!

  1. I shared my recipe for Sweet Bacon Chicken Wraps. This looks like a great cookbook!

  1. apple blossom said...:

    shared Grandma's Razzelberry cake.

    So yummy and moist. and very raspberry

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  1. Mrs.T said...:

    This recipe is one I often make for my 88-year-old dad. It is comfort food for sure and one of his favorites!

  1. Debbie said...:

    That's almost exactly my recipe, except mine has a little curry in it. Since some folks don't like curry, I'd like to try this one.

    I just love comfort food.
    (OK, I just love food. It comforts. Let's be honest.)

  1. Teresa said...:

    Hello Gail. The food got my eye first I think. Then your writing. So this is my second or maybe third reading. Thought I'd follow and see what's up. You can check me out on my blog at http://teresa-wisteria-lane.blogspot.com/ I haven't posted that much. I have many ideas and less time to post. Gotta go back and check out some more recipes. Blessings till next time. Teresa.

  1. Annesphamily said...:

    Yummy! I love this recipe and have not had it in ages! Thank for sharing.

  1. Jolene said...:

    I make this recipe at least once a month as it was one my grandmother made and we loved it and now that I am a grandmother I carry it on. My kids love it and most of the grandkids do as well. I have switched it out once in awhile using Miracle Whip instead of Mayo--gives it a little zing and I do always add curry to mine as we all love the addition of its flavor. Thanks for taking me down memory lane!

  1. Jolene said...:

    I make this recipe at least once a month as it was one my grandmother made and we loved it and now that I am a grandmother I carry it on. My kids love it and most of the grandkids do as well. I have switched it out once in awhile using Miracle Whip instead of Mayo--gives it a little zing and I do always add curry to mine as we all love the addition of its flavor. Thanks for taking me down memory lane!

  1. kitty said...:

    I received Chicken Divan after I had a surgery years ago and loved it. I posted my friend's version, which is similar but has some curry in it. Count me in on a chance for the giveaway! Thank you!!

  1. Laura Lane said...:

    I shared Spicy Can Opener Soup.
    Here's the link to the blogpost, if you'ree interested:

    http://harvestlanecottage.blogspot.com/2010/03/spicy-can-opener-soup.html

  1. This looks and sounds delcious. Everything from Gooseberry always is. Thanks for sharing!

  1. Erin said...:

    Looks great. I love GBP

    Erin
    eparker@arkwest.com

  1. LyndaLoo said...:

    I did! I left my Fall Harvest Bread recipe.....hoping for a chance in the upcoming Fall 2013 book! .......now put me in for another chance.....please! LOL
    Lynda

  1. Lori said...:

    I shared my recipe for sugar cookies. My grandmother and mother made these for every holiday of the year. Now I make them all the time for my little ones. They are so soft and delicious and always make me feel like a kid while making and eating them.
    wifeofcop83(at)yahoo(dot)com

  1. What a fun and sweet story about Bertha! Remember the show KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS... well there should be a senior version!
    Thanks for the Chicken Divan Recipe. I would love it if you would add it to ON THE MENU MONDAY... site goes live Sunday 8:00 PM. This is easy and delicious!!!!
    So nice to stop by Mrs. P!

  1. Chicken Divan was the first dish I made for my husband when we were dating :) The recipe was very similar to this one! What a blast from the past and so delicious.

  1. Tiffany M said...:

    Thank you for reviewing my recipe! I was so excited when I found out the my recipe was going to be published! Now I'm even more excited to see you chose mine to review on your blog.

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