Monday, March 1, 2010

On the Menu

It's a repeat week. Not a single new recipe on the horizon. But tonight we had macaroni and cheese, and I have to say: I make awesome mac and cheese. My kids will not eat Kraft unless they are at a friend's house. So here's the recipe.

Macaroni and Cheese

Boil about 8 oz of macaroni.
Melt in microwave: 2 TB butter.
Add 3 TBS flour and 1 tsp. salt. Mix until creamy. Add 1 cup milk.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir. Microwave 2 minutes more. Stir. If it's thickened, add 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese and stir until melted. If not, microwave another 2 minutes and then add the cheese.
Drain pasta when done. Add to cheesy mixture.
Microwave on medium-high power for 7 minutes.

I know. It's so easy. I could eat the whole darn bowl of it.

Here's what else we're having this week:
* Leftover Taco Soup. (Shh. Don't tell Dr. H. we're having leftovers or he'll stop for a burger on the way home.)
* Crunchy Potato Tilapia (recipe below)
* Enchiladas (recipe below)
* Chicken with 40 Garlic Cloves and mashed potatoes

Crunchy Potato Tilapia

2 ounce envelope instant mashed potatoes
2 TB sesame seeds
1 egg
1 T lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 package frozen tilapia or other fish

Combine potatoes and sesame seeds in bowl. Combine egg and next 5 ingredients. Dip fish in egg then dredge in potato mixture.
Heat 2 TBS oil or butter in skillet. Fry fish in oil 4 min. on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels.

Lame-O Enchiladas

I make the lamest enchiladas, but they really are good. My peeps like them better than fancy recipe-style enchiladas. And they have discerning palates.

Get some flour tortillas. My people eat about 1 each. Maybe 2 but not often. Put a big wad of refried beans in each one. Add 2 spoons of enchilada sauce. Add grated cheese. Roll up. Line them up in a pan. Pour more enchilada sauce over the whole thing. Add more cheese. Bake at 350 until the cheese looks just right. Eat with sour cream, chips, and rice.

That's our week in food! How's yours? More recipes at Menu Plan Monday and Tasty Tuesdays.


  1. lame-o enchiladas? perhaps, especially after I got to experience El Burrito Loco in Chicago ... but the fried rice at your place? oh, my heaven!

  2. You recipes always sound so yummy!

    We use a Mac 'n Cheese recipe from the "Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader" by Jan Karon. It's called "Puny's Macaroni and Cheese.

    The recipe calls for cream cheese, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, and cheddar cheese. It is SO GOOD (and SO BAD, all at the same time!)!

  3. oh, and you forgot the sandwiches you always eat, made with that goober grape stuff, and the chips you dip into that jar of fake quacamole.
    at least that's the way our week at your house plays out in my memory.


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