Category Archives: Pasta

Monday Mac & Cheese

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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

Beef Mushroom Casserole

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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

Quick Barbecued Chicken, Rigatoni With Marinara Sauce And Coleslaw

Chicken and rigatoni

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

Garlic Sausage Soup

This was originally posted on November 17, 2013. It is being reposted due to a catastrophic back up failure by my web host.

garlic sausage soup

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