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Chicken Divan; A toilet? INSIDE the house?! — 17 Comments

  1. All the things we take for granted every day Katie. No more cold tooshie. And yes it is very appropriate to celebrate with this retro and comforting dish!!

  2. Keep ’em coming. There’s something about preparing a house and preparing a meal meanwhile that makes for good reading. Thanks for another interesting and entertaining post.

  3. Yay for indoor peeing!
    I bet the dogs will be happy when you guys stop marking their territory.
    Your dish looks perfectly comforting, a great way to celebrate a warm bottom.

  4. 600? That’s a lot! Keep them coming! I’ve done just about 175 in two years and a little more. This post was funny!

  5. Wow congrats on such a huge milestone. I could probably use on of those head flashlights too.

  6. Everything about Chicken Divan appeals to me EXCEPT the broccoli. How do you stop the broccoli from turning into mush? (What a flashback that gave me!! I had broccoli for the very first time when Mom made the Chicken Divan in her “Dinner Party Cookbook”. Remarkable that broccoli was so exotic.)
    How thrilling to be able to close the door! (Can you open it yet?)

  7. Tanna, the neighbors are delighted to have only 1 moon in their sky again…
    Val, and it was getting verrrry cold!
    And thank you for a lovely comment, 4 Borders!
    Sra, I was actually a bit surprised and amazed myself ;-))
    Natashya, they (the dogs) were getting so tired of always having to pee on my pee…..
    Jude, they really are handy – and such a fashion statement!
    Lien, next is laying tile… Hmmmmm
    Elizabeth, you just barely cook it first… and don’t bake too long… It had been years since I made this… and yes, broccoli was terribly exotic and chichi… along with cauliflower!

  8. The mental pictures of the ecstatic neighbours and their reinstated single moon are great 😉 So glad to see you have inside facilities again. Garderobes emtying down the castle walls are so, well, last century (or two!) 😉

  9. The mental pictures of the ecstatic neighbours and their reinstated single moon are great 😉 So glad to see you have inside facilities again. Garderobes emtying down the castle walls are so, well, last century (or two!) 😉

  10. My sister recently had a new house built in CA (she missed all the fun of doing it all herself!). I was visiting when the painter stopped by. I mentioned how expensive paint was in France, not expecting him to have a clue. He told me that the quality of European paint was sooooo much better, American stuff was crap because everybody wants cheap stuff. He only uses something that is as close as he can find to what we get here.
    Not that this makes French paint prices more affordable, but at least having to pay the price is a bit more palatable knowing it’s considered superior by professionals.
    Hope that helps!

  11. Oomph Katie that is so sexy! Headlamp, book, face cream, wearing flannels…aahhh!
    So that’s why the ceilings in France are often wall-papered, I didn’t know; spent hours watching the roses grow on the ceiling (while I could have had fun wearing a headlamp etc.).
    Great going on the WC! (eh yes, that too!)

  12. Jeanne, and pretty soon we’ll be able to flush with the little push-thingy rather than a bucket!
    Azurienne, it helps… In theory. Most of the people we know buy their paint in the UK.;-))
    Baking Soda… How did you know about the flannels????
    The song ‘I’m too sexy for my shirt’ comes to mind…

  13. Katie, Thanks for a Chicken Divan recipe without mayonaise! I had stopped making it because of that. Will try this one gladly. Check out my kitchen picture sometime – it wasn’t long ago I was where you are now. The rewards of construction are worth it.

  14. Penny, I never thought of putting mayo in it…. Must come from never (rarely) using recipes…. ;-))