Monthly Archives: June 2012
Last night, I decided to make something, from scratch. This never happens, because it usually ends in an enormous failure, with wasted ingredients in the trash, but this time… it was a success.
Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese
Ingredients:1 pound elbow macaroni 5 tbsp butter 2 tbsp flour 1 small onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 3/4 cup hot sauce (I used Franks) 1 package cooked chicken strips, diced 2 cups milk 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (plus a lil extra for good measure) 1/2 blue cheese dressing 1 cup bread crumbs Preheat oven to 350* and coat a 13 x 9 dish with cooking spray Cook macaroni until al dente (about 8 minutes) and drain. Set aside. In a skillet, heat 2 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add chopped garlic, chicken and hot sauce, let simmer. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a sauce pan over medium heat, when melted, whisk in flour until smooth. Slowly add the milk, and whisk until it starts to thicken, about 3 minutes. Then whisk in the cheese, when cheese has completely melted, remove from heat, and stir in the blue cheese. Combine the cheese sauce with the noodles and the chicken mixture, when well combined, transfer to the baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Melt the last tablespoon butter in a microwave safe bowl, stir in bread crumbs until well mixed. Spread the bread crumb mixture on top of the mac and cheese, and bake for another 15 minutes or until bread crumbs turn a golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving, unless you wanna burn yo mouth.
This was delicious, and hope you all get a chance to try it. If I can do it, you certainly can!
Since my last post was lacking some photos, I thought I’d give you a peek into the lovelies taken from my camera phone recently.
From the Bisons game…
My successful sock bun….
Hanging by the pool Monday afternoon…
I’ve taken a ridiculous amount of photos of myself lately. Mostly because I love my new glasses, but also because Instagram filters make me feel really, really good about myself…
But seriously, my hair is always that shiny and my skin is always that flawless….
It’s really hard being me.
Adam started a new job back in March, in the middle of my blogging hiatus. With his new job came a much, much longer commute for him.
He’s happy with the job, but I’m not as happy about the commute.
Allow me to explain….
Ya see, Adam and I used to get home around the same time, we would start dinner right away and typically would be eating dinner within 45 minutes of walking through the door. We were pretty efficient in the kitchen.
Now, Adam gets home about an hour and a half after me. AN HOUR AND A HALF. That my friends, is dangerous. I should be starting dinner, but most times I never know what I’m going to make. I should be doing something else, anything else, but instead, I’m snacking, HARD.
I usually come home and stuff my face with anything and everything other than a sensible dinner, and I’m already stuffed with junk food by the time Adam gets home. Needless to say, I’m in no condition to be cooking dinner at this point, so my man is on his own day after day.
::Enter the attempted meal plan::
How many of you have tried to plan your meals for the week, only to come home and realize that you don’t want to eat the tacos you planned?
That’s a lie, no one ever turns down taco time! That would be the one day where I’d actually stick to the plan. Taco Tuesday anyone?
So this is where I am. Another hurdle to overcome, another struggle to bitch about to y’all, (and anyone that will listen)
My pants are getting tight…wahhhh!!!