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Saturday, January 23, 2010
Macaroni- not gourmet
I like looking through food magazines I find at the library.. I have tons of cook books, and lots of sheets that I have pulled out of Sunset Mag. when it arrives in the mail. My thought was that I should start to follow some of these ideas from great cooks.. Well, Julia Child, I am not!
It was raining and thundering this week, and I found this wonderful recipe for Mac & cheese with Cauliflower.. What could be healthier! Ingredients: egg,evaporated milk, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, Kosher salt ( have a box to use on watercolor paintings), muenster cheese, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese. and pasta shells.. I don't have any of those items.. but do have a box of Macaroni and Cheese, and cauliflower.hummmm Well I sort of followed the recipe.. I added an additional hand full of look alike macaroni, boiled it like they said on the package, boiled the cauliflower to al dente, and found some asiago cheese in my frig. that was not green. Drained the macaroni, put the cauliflower in that thing that chops up stuff, put the noodles back in the pan, with some milk, butter, added some cauliflower ( 1/2, ate the rest raw, while waiting) the cheese mix with the asiago, mixed, then put it in the baking dish, topped with the left over asiago, some bread crumbs found at the bottom of the refrig. and sort of browned at 450. Dinner with a salad.. the easy way, and no shopping. Had enough for two days plus.. And told my husband that this was a fancy recipe from the magazine! He thought is was great,, ,and he does not like cauliflower!!
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,