Foodie Friday {Crock Pot Mac-N-Cheese}…

So I might be a day late and dollar short but by golly I’m getting in a recipe post this week. ūüėČ

My family has been planning the Thanksgiving menu over the past few days. ¬†My aunt asked for my Crockpot Mac-N-Cheese recipe. ¬†Inspiration for this post! ūüėČ Thanks Margaret!

Disclaimer: I have no idea where this recipe originated from. ¬†My grandmother wrote it down for me on a piece of paper which I then copied ¬†into my recipe binder. ūüėȬ†

Crock Pot Mac-N-Cheese

  • 8 oz macaroni noodles (cooked & drained)
    • I like the “shells” noodles
  • 1.5 cups of milk
    • I prefer skim
  • 1 Lg Can Evaporated Milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 3 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
  1. Spray Crock Pot with non-stick spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients together EXCEPT 1/2 cup of cheese.
  3. Pour into greased Crock Pot.
  4. Top with remaining cheese
  5. Cook on low for 3 -4 hours.
  6. Watch it carefully that last hour as it has a tendency to dry out and burn … quickly.

This has been a staple at the Thanksgiving Dinner table for a few years now. ¬†ūüôā

Are you geting ready for Thanksgiving? ¬†Share some of your favorite recipes! ūüôā

Until next time…

Turkey Talk {Easy Peasy}…

Thanksgiving.  The long lost forgotten holiday.

Every year … every single year … I have the same conversation with Raymond about Thanksgiving. ¬†It goes something like this, “If we had a large enough house to comfortably accomodate everyone, I would love it if Thanksgiving went a little something like this…”

The thing is Thanksgiving is rushed and forgotten. ¬†Both in scope of the holiday and the actual day. ¬†Food is scarfed down then dessert is pulled out while others are still eating turkey. ¬†Next is a nap and football then people start to head home. ¬†It’s the “Eat & Run” mentality. ¬†I dream of something much different that is more about the experience of the day and less about the actual “Gobble till you Wobble”.

I plan to write several posts about Turkey Day and different ways to go about planning it.

Turkey Day Made Easy 

{1} Cater. Cater. Cater.

Raymond and his family have purchased The Cracker Barrel Thanksgiving Meal every year since his grandmother passed away. ¬†That lady sure could cook, and apparently the only elder that could or would. ¬†Since then — no homemade anything. ¬†With that said, they love the Cracker Barrel option. ¬†Easy, affordable, and delicious. ¬†Call your nearest Cracker Barrel to place your order.

Buy your turkey from Bojangles. ¬†They sell AWESOME deep fried Turkeys. ¬†We ran out of turkey last year at my family’s gathering. ¬†It was hmm-mmm-mmm good! ¬†Place your order at your nearest Bojangles.

Cater dessert.  We all know tons of bakeries that would greatly appreciate the business this time of year.  Call up and ask what their speciality is.  Buy the speciality and something more traditional (like pumpkin pie).

{2} Remember the reason for the holiday

To give thanks.  To be thankful.  To be grateful.  To reflect.

Be sure to incorporate this into the day.

The easy way?  After you eat, go around the table and ask everyone what they are thankful for.

{3} Easy Peasy Decorating

Resist the urge to break out the Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. ¬†Easier said than done as I’m pinning away for my future Christmas decor ideas.

Some candles, pumpkins, dried corn & beans, and an old window. ¬†Voila! ¬†Instant charm! ūüôā

Do you feel like Thanksgiving is the long lost forgotten holiday?

Until next time…