Monday, March 21, 2011

Meat loaf (page 234) and Mac & Cheese (page 145)

I apologize for not having any pictures for these two recipes, there was just too much going on & I was just trying to get food on the table before our nieces & nephews started eating their arms off. You’re familiar with these dishes so just pretend a picture is included in this post. I did get both of these recipes on the table in 45 minutes from start to finish.

The mac & cheese was not my favorite but my husband liked it. It was very creamy, but apparently I don’t like thick & creamy. I omitted the Tabasco because I thought it might be too spicy for a 9 month old, but if I ever make this again I will include it. I will say that if you go to make this recipe, make sure you stir a lot in the first step because they really weren’t kidding when they said that the noodles will stick. I had to add about ½ cup water after adding the cheese to adjust the consistency. (I still like PW’s version better)

My mini meatloaves ended up looking like hamburger patties, but they still tasted & smelled like meatloaf. I used a pound of ground beef & a pound of ground turkey; I definitely had more than 4 loaves of meatloaf. I used dried parsley because I didn’t want to take the time to chop anything. Everyone raved about the sauce, which is probably the easiest meatloaf sauce ever created. So if nothing else, I will use the sauce recipe again.


Morgan said...

been wanting to try both of these so I think I will soon! we like creamy mac so I'm excited to try this one!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Hey Morgan, I some of the mac and cheese leftovers the other night, I think it was much better than I remember. I added more salt so maybe that was what I was a little too stingy with last time? Let me know if you have any tips from making yours.