The Heaps Estrin Team is proud to have once again participated in The Big Social – a fundraiser where Canadians cook, create and connect during the month of October to help fight poverty and food insecurity. In Canada 1 in 7 Canadians is affected by food insecurity which is why our support is needed now more than ever.
Over the month of October, our team came together for a Big Social potluck, honouring food memories that bring joy to our hearts cooking up heirloom recipes passed down from generations in our families.
We also joined President & CEO Cailey Heaps in her kitchen as she created her Broccoli Chicken Curry Casserole – a favourite recipe she and her mother (the late Heather Elizabeth Heaps) enjoyed cooking together.
Broccoli Chicken Curry Casserole
prep time (10mins) | cook time (35 mins) | total time (45 mins)
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 1 cup mayo
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 2 cans cream of chicken soup
- 1 Rotisserie chicken, all bones and skin removed, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Place all the broccoli florets at the bottom of the 9×13 pan.
- In a mixing bowl combine chopped chicken, mayo, cream of chicken soups, curry powder and granulated garlic. Stir together until combined.
- Spread evenly over broccoli florets. Top with shredded cheddar. Top cheese with bread crumbs and place in oven and bake for 35-45 minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve after letting it rest for 5 minutes.
We received great support from our network of friends, clients and suppliers who made monetary donations and surpassed our goal of $2,000. This year we also made a commitment to match donations as a way to give back this October.
To thank one lucky contributor, we gave away a signed copy of “My New Table: Everyday Inspiration for Eating + Living”, written by chef, food and lifestyle entrepreneur Trish Magwood. Trish brings features seasonal, and delicious family recipes she has created to feed the three happy generations who regularly revolve around her table.
See how you can get involved with The Big Social.