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Living here in the country in Perth, Ontario we don’t have to worry about too many natural disasters befalling us and we consider ourselves very blessed and fortunate. When Hurricane Sandy ripped her way up the Eastern coastline and inland of several U.S. states we could only watch, almost in disbelief as the devastation she left behind became more apparent with each news cast. As with every other natural disaster that has struck our world from earthquakes, tsunamis and tornados, etc., we can only imagine the utter anguish and despair that those millions affected by Sandy had to endure and unfortunately, are still enduring.
Yet, once again this wonderful on-line community is rallying together to offer support of any kind to those in need. Last week, Barb of Creative Culinary and Jenn of Jenn Cuisine wasted no time in putting their heads together to come up with this wonderful idea for others to show their support to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. When our friends and neighbours are going through a tough time, we reach out and we share. We bake, we cook and we do the best we can to comfort, be it with food, words or deeds and most times, with all three. Today, Barb and Jenn have asked bloggers to show those affected by Hurricane Sandy that they are not forgotten and that people are thinking of you and helping you in any way they can. Today we are virtually *serving up* our favourite comfort foods and you can link up your dish at Barb and Jenn’s sites and join many others who are doing the same.
Today, I’m sharing a dish that is quick and easy to make and is easy to transport, either fresh or frozen to friends in need. It’s filling, sticks to your ribs and makes you feel loved and cared for.
BROCCOLI CHICKEN POT PIE
(adapted from Kraft’s Broccoli Chicken Divan & Kraft’s Gram’s Chicken Pot Pie Updated)
You will need…
- 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 head of fresh broccoli
- 2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables
- 1 heaping cup of grated cheddar cheese
- 1 can of Cream of Broccoli soup
- 1/3 cup of milk
- 3 tablespoons of Zesty Italian Dressing
- Montreal Chicken Spice
- 1 medium sized casserole dish
- 1 sheet of puff pastry
- 1 egg
HOW CAN YOU HELP? Barb listed the three major organizations on her site and I have re-copied them here for you.
- American Red Cross is providing food, shelter, and other forms of support to hurricane victims. You can donate directly to the Red Cross or you can also text the word “Redcross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
- The Salvation Army is also focused on providing food, shelter, and support to victims, and takes donations for storm relief.
- Feeding America is providing food, water and supplies to those who need it as part of their disaster relief program.
Also, from Jennifer Perillo, this very extensive list of how you can help was released Tuesday evening, November 6, 2012. Additionally, she has also provided a Facebook Link on how *out of towners* can help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Finally, a website full of information on how to help is found here. There are lots of ways to bring comfort to others. Food being just one of them. Please visit the above links and consider how you can help make a difference.