I am a wife, a mom of three, and the kitchen is my favorite place in the house. I read cookbooks in my spare time and enjoy getting kitchen appliances for presents :) I love preparing delicious and healthy food for my family and here are a some of what graces our table each week.

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Friday, September 19, 2008

This week in dinners...

Monday night, Danny had a work thing and I couldn't tell you - even if you paid me - what we ate that night. Tuesday is Hebrew School so it was PB sandwiches for the kids and Danny and I scarfed down our tilapia dinner so fast, there was no time for pictures. Wednesday night we had BBQ chicken and fries and last night was macaroni and cheese and corn bread. Yummy :)
BBQ Chicken (same as last week...)
Honey BBQ sauce, orange or apricot preserves, dried rosemary and some Ore Ida fries on the side

Mac N' Cheese - from my files
1 lb macaroni pasta - cooked al dente, 8 minutes
1/3 c. flour
3 c. fat free milk
1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 c. parmesan (divided)
1 tbsp. dijon mustard
1/2 tsp salt (I used 3/4-1 tsp)
1/2 tsp hot sauce
1/2 c. fresh bread crumbs (I used flavored dried breadcrumbs)
In saucepan, combine flour and milk and simmer, stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add 2 tbsp parmesan, cheddar, mustard, salt and hot pepper sauce (I added some ground pepper also). Drain pasta and add it to the sauce. Cover mac with breadcrumbs mixed with 2 tbsp parmesan (and more cheese if you want) and bake for 20 minutes at 375F, until bubbly and brown.

Corn Bread - from Cooking Thin cookbook
Mix dry together in one bowl:
1 c. flour
1 c. corn meal (calls for yellow, I had white in the house)
3 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 coarse salt
Mix wet together in another bowl:
1 c. skim milk
1/4 c. canola or veggie oil
1 large egg or 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
Right before baking, combine everything together and stir just to combine. I added a couple of handfuls of frozen corn and a handful of scallions. Bake at 400F in 9in square pan for 20-25 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. I finished it off for "lunch" today ;)

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