When I first found out I was pregnant with our daughter, I had visions of becoming the next June Clever, and for the next 2 years, I did a pretty good job at filling her shoes.
I scrubbed the toilets, made the beds, ironed my husband’s shirts, and swept the floors every afternoon.
I made my own baby food.
I spent endless hours doing flashcards and puzzles with my daughter.
I only bought toys that ranked high in educational content.
I cooked every single meal we consumed from scratch.
My husband never left the house without a packed lunch each morning.
And it took all of my willpower not to put a fork in my eye at the end of each day.
Now please don’t get me wrong. I absolutely LOVE being a SAHM, and I wouldn’t trade one second of the last 3.5 years for the world. But there are certain parts of my job that I simply do not enjoy.
Cooking is one of those things.
But we can’t order takeout every night, and my husband refuses to hire us a personal chef, so I’m trying really hard to teach myself to enjoy cooking in an effort to make the dinner hour a little less stressful for me.
I’ve been experimenting with crockpot recipes, I’ve been making a lot of casseroles, I’m perfecting my soup-making skills, and I recently developed a love for quiche, and while all of this has been new and exciting (especially for my husband!), the time commitment required to make these meals is proving to be really difficult for me.
I’d just rather spend that time pinning recipes I’ll never make on Pinterest, you know?
And that’s why I love the Cook With Campbell’s website.
Have you heard of it?
It’s filled with all kinds of recipes that are Simple to Make, Easy to Love, and I’m THRILLED to tell you I was recently selected to be part of the Campbell Company of Canada Ambassador program, which means I will be testing 8 awesome (and easy!) recipes over the next 6 months, and sharing them with you in hopes I can make the dinner hour in your household less stressful and chaotic.
My first assignment was to make chicken & broccoli divan, which was RIDICULOUSLY easy to do. It took me less than 10 minutes of food prep, cooked in just under 25 minutes, and smelled amazing, and my husband DEVOURED almost the entire dish before I got a chance to try it.
I’m not kidding.
It was that good.
We’ll definitely be making this again!
I’ve outlined all of the ingredients and cooking instructions for you below – let me know what you think!
[RIDICULOUSLY] EASY CHICKEN & BROCCOLI DIVAN
-3 cups (750 mL) hot cooked broccoli florets
-2 cups (500 mL) cubed, cooked, skinless chicken breast
-1 can (284 mL) CAMPBELL’S® Condensed Low Fat Cream of Broccoli Soup
-1/3 cup (75 mL) 1% milk
-1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded light Cheddar cheese
-2 tbsp (30 mL) dry bread crumbs
-1 tsp (5 mL) butter or margarine, melted
1. Arrange broccoli and chicken in 1.5 qt (1.5 L) baking dish.
2. Pour mixture of soup and milk over broccoli and chicken, sprinkle with cheese, and top with mixture of bread crumbs and butter.
3. Bake at 425°F (220°C) until heated through (about 25 minutes).
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
262 Calories, 6g Fat, 69mg Cholesterol, 589mg Sodium, 20g Carbohydrate, 4g Dietary Fibre, 31g Protein, 14% Daily Value Calcium
Disclosure: I am part of the Campbell Company of Canada Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
While I may be a horrible cook, did you know I spend a lot of time pinning FANTASTIC recipes on Pinterest? It’s true! Check out my Chance of Food board below for some meal-planning inspiration!