I’m wasn’t exactly sure how to title this post. I thought about… “Have you done this before?” or “Ever hear of this?” or “Some dumb things I do” but finally decided on “This Just Takes The Cake!” Did you ever hear your parents use that expression? Although this post has nothing to do with a cake, it does have to do with cooking and following recipes.
To make a long story even longer (humor me), we sent our girls to a Christian school for many years. Several of those years, I worked in the office to help defray the expenses. For a fundraiser one year, it was decided that the staff would contribute to a school cookbook. Everyone participated.
Once the cookbook was completed and sold, we were all trying new recipes. I found one for Chicken Divan that my family loved. The recipe needed to be halved so my Hubby took it upon himself to make the necessary adjustments in the cookbook.
Over the years (probably 15 or so) we have enjoyed this recipe over and over again. I always thought it was a good way to get the girls to eat their broccoli. I personally thought it never tasted quite as good as the first time.
Last night I made it again and guess what I discovered ~ all these years I had been making it WRONG!!! Yes, I had omitted some of the ingredients that made it so moist and good. Because of the “adjustments” noted in the cookbook for some reason, I had overlooked those key ingredients. Although my family has been eating it, subconsciously, I guess I knew something was wrong with it.
Did the family notice? I don’t think so. They ate it and complimented me on a good supper, but they do that if they like what I’ve made. Should I tell them????
Have any of you every done anything like that????? Be truthful now.