Activity: Music Class
Food: Macaroni and Cheese
Music: Taylor Swift's song, "Love Story" & "The Lonely Goat herder" from The Sound of Music
Toys: Her doll Charlie, Linkin' Logs and a bag of several dozen vintage handkerchiefs, hand-embroidered that I found in grandparent's radio room, a small room my grandfather used to listen to police calls and other random things he would find on his ham-radio (I think that is what he called it).
So, the recipes of week on my sidebar?
I believe I last updated that sidebar last Fall, um, like, 25 weeks ago or something? So, in honor of Sticky-Butt I am going to share a homemade Macaroni and Cheese dish that I found on allrecipes.com that rocked our world.
I have never tried "cooking" in the microwave. I pretty much use the contraption to reheat leftovers and to make instant grits. (Yes, I know instant grits repulse many of you out there, but I really prefer them to slow cooked grits with the exception of the grits my friend Jen used to make when Brian and I would visit their two bedroom cottage in Cahaba Heights, Alabama circa 1999 or so).
But back to the recipe.
No one in the house really digs mac and cheese all that much, except Sticky Butt, who LOVES it. I have always felt if I found the right recipe the low status of macaroni and cheese in our home could be turned around. This may be the recipe folks.
You cook the pasta on the stove, while making the cheese sauce in the microwave with real ingredients, and without the use of any kind of cream soup.
It was tasty and everyone ate additional helpings. Which is pretty much the requirement for me to make something more than once. Beware, the recipe doesn't make much, so I highly recommend doubling it for a normal family who chows on cheese with pasta.