Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Planned overs: Baked mac and cheese with Ham
Using my usual recipe (http://ctonabudget.blogspot.com/2010/12/baked-macaroni-and-cheese-recipe.html) from the back of Mueller's macaroni, I made a double batch of macaroni and cheese, using stick margarine, instant milk, the remaining slices of Pepper Jack leftover from the twin's confirmation party in October (and frozen), the last bag from my former home of assorted shredded cheese scraps (I buy cheese ends at Shoprite and home shred and freeze for casseroles). This is definately a use it up meal. Cheeses gone, some additional Christmas ham was cubed and mixed in. It is now baking off in the table top, convection mini oven so as to conserve energy. Sides are a green salad of Romaine, grape tomatoes, black olives (leftover), Christmas eve cornishons sliced into pennies. Choice of dressing. Additionally, a 42 cent can of crash and burn no salt green beans has been warmed up on the stove. I intentionally made a double batch as 1) 3 of the 4 kids are here tonight and they LOVE this stuff, and 2) if they allow for leftovers, this will make a quick lunch this week, if not a side to luncheon.