Cooking and food

Dinner – it may not be pretty, but it’s delicious.

ingrediants.jpg We are starting a new, healthier, diet when Labor Day is over. Naturally, we are spending the rest of the weekend eating all the foods we won’t be allowing ourselves to enjoy after the holiday. macaroni.jpg
Personally, this means enjoying a few, final, Tiny Cherry Pies from the Safeway bakery down the block. And bread. For Wil, I think it might mean a final six pack of beer, and the sliced pizza at the crappy mall he eats for lunch. Last night, I made the ultimate in evil foods: Homemade Macaroni and Cheese. cheesey.jpg
Delectable, but also deadly. That is a heart attack in a pan. It’s also the best thing you will ever eat, as long as you like cheese. And probably the most delicious thing I know how to cook. Fee originally taught me how to make this dish. The original recipe is from Alton Brown, but we’ve altered it to make it even more deadly, but replacing half the milk called for with sour cream. There is a pound of sharp cheddar and a cup and a half of sour cream in there. Also, I salt my boiling water with garlic salt instead of kosher salt. Cuz I’m crazy like that.
How can something be so good and so bad at the same time? Oh, it could be worse. Alton suggests saving leftovers to deep fry the next day. For reals. Fee and I did that ONE time. It was heavenly. I think we felt at least 3 years of our life slipping away after that meal. Yummmmm.
Tonight we are having french fries.

Cooking and food

Jodi gives out a recipe, oddly enough.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was lovely, thank you for asking. We actually celebrated on the 22nd, when some of my family came up to visit.

I was a bit stressed out, because I’ve never hosted a holiday before. I enjoy my holiday meals at my mom’s or my Aunt Vickie’s. (Again, the way god intended it). Since I knew that they were due to have the big Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve, which would be turkey, I decided to make a ham. And I had to find holiday dishes that we don’t usually have as well. I bought a holiday cookbook and decided to make Sweet Potato Stuffing. Thought that would go nicely with ham.

There was a brief scare when I could not find Jamaican Jerk Seasoning in the store. Nor did I even know what it was. Neither did my mom. But I found a recipe online for homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, made up of spices we had between us.

Anyway, the stuffing turned out yummy, and it’s super easy to make, so I’m going to share the recipe with you. I know, I know… that’s unlike me. But you have to understand, collecting recipes is what I do now. It’s outta control. I buy Real Simple every month and rip out the recipes and try them. If they are good, I copy them down on recipe cards. Swear. To. God. There is a freakin’ Bon Appétit in my house right now!


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