Sunday, April 5, 2015
Happy Easter - Chicken Divan & Strawberry Shortcake
Happy Easter! I hope everyone had a nice day. It's after 10:00 p.m., and everyone has finally gone home and I'm going to quickly post a few photos of our Easter dinner. I made Chicken Divan which is a family favorite. I made LOTS of it (the regular recipe calls for 1-1/2 pounds of boneless chicken breast and I used 8 pounds if that gives you any idea how much I made). I actually made both a regular version and a grain free version this year. A couple family members mentioned last year that while they liked my grain free version, they still preferred my regular version (as in the kind made with canned cream of chicken soup instead of homemade cream of chicken soup). So, since it's just me and one of my sons that are grain free (he is actually gluten free and not totally grain free), I made both versions. I am happy to report that my "gluten free" son that ate and enjoyed the grain free version along with me actually tried the regular version afterward to see how it compared taste wise and he said he honestly could not tell the difference and felt they both tasted the same. That's a side by side comparison which speaks volumes to me. Sometimes I think when we tell our regular eating family members and friends that a recipe or meal is "different", that we plant the seeds of doubt somehow and they are trying to detect a difference. So, next year I'm keeping my mouth shut and telling them it's the regular version (sort of like I did a couple of years ago at Christmas with my lasagna...I waited until the meal was almost over and asked them if they noticed anything different and they had NO clue)! LOL Anyway, the family enjoyed their Chicken Divan on a bed of jasmine rice and I enjoyed mine "as is." I had tons leftover so I sent home lots of leftovers for them and just kept one more meal for hubby and I to enjoy. For dessert, I made Strawberry Shortcake (grain free). It turned out delicious. I snapped a few photos below. Enjoy!