I love Mac & Cheese. However, it often isn’t very cheesy and it can be a bit bland. So I added extra cheese, made a ham topping and added a few more adult seasonings and made a great updated Mac & Cheese. As for the name Monday Mac & Cheese, I didn’t know what to call this. She Who Must Be Obeyed heaved a long suffering sigh and said, “Call it Monday.” She must be obeyed. Continue reading Monday Mac & Cheese
She Who Must Be Obeyed likes those casseroles that our mothers used to make. You know the ones, a can of mushroom soup, noodles, cheese and some kind of protein. Mostly they were pretty bland. Who would want those. Ok, they’re not that bad. Don’t look at me like that. Ok, I like them too. However, they can be adjusted to make them more flavourful and made from less processed food. That is what I have done with Beef Mushroom Casserole. Continue reading Beef Mushroom Casserole
Christmas is coming and many people cook a turkey. If your house is anything like mine, that means having to deal with leftover turkey. This recipe uses left over chicken or turkey in a different way. It is so good it is worth cooking chicken just to make it. Also, it is very quick and easy. Continue reading Cacciatore Casserole
There are some things you should have around just in case you need them. Marinara Sauce is one of those things. You can freeze it and then bring it out to make pasta in hurry or as a base for so many recipes. Continue reading Marinara Sauce
I ordered baked spaghetti at an Italian restaurant recently. It was spaghetti tossed with Bolognese sauce, some cheese sprinkled over the top and broiled. It was OK but I was sure I could do better. Here is my effort. Continue reading Baked Spaghetti
I am still posting the dishes from my birthday dinner. She Who Must Be Obeyed made this and a Rum Cake for the meal. As much as I like smoked beef and chicken wings, this was the star of the party. Continue reading Chinese Noodle and Shrimp Party Platter
We were in the mood for a quick dinner. I rubbed some basic barbecue rub on a boneless skinless chicken breast and grilled it for about 8 minutes a side over a medium heat on my Weber grill. I brushed it with barbecues sauce the last 5 minutes. The missus made rigatoni and heated some marinara sauce from the freezer. We had Kittencal’s Coleslaw left over from the night before.
If you cook regularly, you always have the making for a great meal, even if you are in a hurry.
The Old Fat Guy
I suspect you have several dishes that you make over and over again. This is one of them. It is comfort food similar to a lasagna but with different seasonings and using macaroni. I would have no problem serving this to company. Continue reading Pastitsio, One of My Favourites
This was originally posted on November 17, 2013. It is being reposted due to a catastrophic back up failure by my web host.
I love homemade soup. I make it with ingredients I have on hand and it always makes canned soup seem like seawater. Most commercial soups rely on salt to bump the flavour. I found I was out of soup so I started making a batch. This is what turned out. Continue reading Garlic Sausage Soup
This was originally posted November 16, 2013. It has been reposted due to a back up failure from my web host.
I was listening to the CBC and they had a Chef, Ricardo Larrivee, on. He has written a book, Ricardo Slow Cooker Favourites: From Lasagna to Creme Brulee, By: Ricardo Larrivee, Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Continue reading Slow Cooker Lasagna