Menu Monday

Wow...I have been trying to sit down and get this posted since about 11 o'clock this morning. Don't you hate when life gets in the way of blogging?!?
So here we go for this week:
  • Monday - chicken and broccoli stir-fry (hello?!? It's Chinese New Year)
  • Tuesday - tacos
  • Wednesday - macaroni and cheese
  • Thursday - minestrone soup with french bread (Jenn I am going to try your recipe.)
  • Friday - payday take-out
  • Saturday - you know the routine....Whatever we find
  • Sunday - Super Bowl seven-layer dip and a bunch of other munchies. I mean really the Cardinals are in the Super Bowl we have to celebrate it big time.

So here is the recipe I use for macaroni and cheese:

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dry ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce - almost as hard to type as it is to say
  • 2 cups milk (if I am feeling generous I use half and half)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • cook macaroni according to package directions
  • while macaroni is cooking, melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, mustard and worcestershire sauce. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in milk. Bring mixture to boil, stirring constantly. Let boil 1 minute. Add cheese and stir until cheese is melted.
  • Drain pasta and stir into cheese sauce. Pour into a 2qt casserole. Bake uncovered in 350* over for 25 minutes.



  1. I love homemade mac and cheese. I made it friday (I think that's why my weigh in wasn't so hot saturday!) and my family loves it. There are so many ways to make it. It's so versatile. YUM!!

    Hey, I need your email address so I can send you an invite! :o)

  2. Hate when life gets in the way of blogging! I'm gonna have to try your mac & cheese recipe. I'm so afraid they'll tell me my mac & cheese isn't as good as the box stuff. Go Cardinals!

  3. Yummy! We had chewy steak tonight! I swear we just can't cook a good steak here.
    Thanks for talking about sick kids. Allie is coughing in bed as I type....

  4. You have such great ideas. We can all get into such a rutt, with the same-ol-same-ol'!

    I did make your Zesty Chicken last week in the crock pot. There are a few days each week that dinner has to be in the pot or we eat out! They all loved it! A new staple. Have fun with the french bread, it's almost gone here. Yummy in the toaster, too!

    The Cardinals were originally from St. Louis, which is where my family lives. So, some where deep down I am rooting for them. But, you know it's hard to follow sports in Spokane! Go Cards!

  5. oh...so our hour and a half phone call got in the way of your blogging...SOOOOOORRRRYYYY!
    How did I not know today was Chinese New Year???
    AAUUGGHHHH, I am such a looser...oh wait maybe because nobody is here to celebrate! But, I just might take myself to Chinese tomorrow for lunch!
    We had indian tacos for dinner.
    Your Mac and Cheese recipe is awesome!!
    Love ya
    by the way I was so bummed when I saw Missy was going private.
    I figure if someone goes private that I do not personally know...what is the difference...
    anyway. You will have to let me know how she is doing.

  6. I have been wanting homemade Mac/cheese for the past few weeks...I will have to make it for dinner...that and a salad....Mmmm yummo. You have some great recipes..

    oh I gave my parents the left over zippy zita. They loved it...