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Spicy Mac N Cheese recipe

Friday, September 15

Breakfast:

Last night I made the Cinnamon Pecan Baked Pancake S (p.338). Again, I just made a half batch to see how it goes. I don’t have pecans so I used chopped walnuts.Cinnamon Pecan Baked Pancake S

Cinnamon Pecan Baked Pancake SWhen it came out of the oven I took a tiny bite. It was a little dry, and I immediately thought frosting would be really good on this. So I put ½ stick of butter (softened), 3oz cream cheese, about 6 tbsp gentle sweet and probably 3 tbsp heavy cream in the blender to make a buttercream frosting. I put the frosting in a bag in the fridge with the baked pancake till morning.

I think the best part of this was the frosting. The pancake was good, it just could have been better. I guess I would sum it up by saying it’s just kinda boring. JD didn’t like it, and Cubby only ate about ½ his piece.

About a month ago I made these waffles from Joy Filled Eats (If you make these I recommend only using 1 tbsp cinnamon). Instead of making waffles though I put the batter in an 8 x 8 pan, swirled in the cinnamon, and baked them at 350 for 20min. This made kind of a similar type breakfast, and we liked this much better. Scott kept saying it tasted too good to be breakfast. He thought it was a cake.

(Side note: Cinnamon is so good for you, but not all cinnamon is created equal. I only buy ceylon cinnamon, and I encourage you to look it up!)

Lunch:

Scott took Cubby and me out for lunch so nothing to report here.

Dinner:

Frisky ShakeI wasn’t very hungry still so I decided to make a shake. wanting an “S” dessert also, I looked for an “S” shake. I couldn’t find a new one that didn’t call for cottage cheese (which I still didn’t have) so I made the Frisky again. This time with peanut butter. It was wonderful.

Then I made single serve brownie batter. It tasted good, but I think I overcooked it. Also, I ended up with a bit of chocolate overload so I didn’t finish it. I will try this again later and give you a better review.

Afterwards I felt a little weird, and I regretted not having an actual meal for dinner. Oops. I’ll do better next time.

Saturday, September 16

Breakfast:

Cinnamon Pecan Baked Pancake SThe boys spent the night at their Grammy’s house, and Scott left to work. So I was all alone for breakfast. I had a piece of Cinnamon Pecan Baked Pancake S (p.338) leftover from the previous day, and a cup of Stash decaf Vanilla Chai with a doonk of stevia and a splash of cream. This tea is wonderful. Then I relaxed and worked on one of my crochet projects.

Lunch:

Taco PieBy lunchtime I was still alone and lacking ingredients for any of the hangry meals that sounded ok. So I decided to make Taco Pie S (p.119). with the rest of my ground beef. I figured I could make about ⅓ batch. Once I got started putting the ingredients together I realized that I did not have quite enough beef left. I did have some leftover canned chicken from my lunch the previous day though. So I mixed that in.

It turned out great. I almost forgot to take a picture again but remembered at the last minute. Sorry, it’s an ugly picture. Scott got home about the time this came out of the oven so I gave him half, and he said he thought he liked it even better with the chicken mixed in.

Snack:

After, I finished my lunch I thought about having dessert. I flipped through the pages until my food settled and I realized I was full. So I decided to make muffins so they would be ready for snack. I ended up choosing the Lemon Poppy Boost Muffins (p.). I typically love lemon poppyseed muffins. However, I did not like the MIM one in the last cookbook. I think it was runny or something (it’s been a long time since I tried it).

They were really simple to make, but made more dirty dishes than I would like. I did throw in 1 tsp orange zest for a little extra zing. This seems to be a small batch of muffins I ended up with 11 muffins, and the recipe says it should yield 12. Don’t most recipes yield around 24? So anyway, it’s not a huge amount if for some reason you don’t like them.

When they came out of the oven I ate one immediately. It was soo good. I was building some shelves with Scott at the time so I only had time for the one. When we finished the shelves I think I ended up eating 3 more. They are perfectly moist, and have a wonderful texture. There is a glaze topping you can put on them, but I didn’t even bother making it. I’m sure it is delicious, but the muffins would be gone by the time I got it done. 🙂 I had Scott try a bite, he’s not a big fan of lemon so he didn’t really like them. I haven’t decided if I will share the rest with the boys or not… We’ll see tomorrow.

Dinner:

I went to Costco that afternoon and bought some Kirkland Brats. These are one of Scott (and JD)’s favorites. So for dinner I cooked brats and sliced them up, made some Dreamfields rotini pasta, and a spicy cheese sauce. Basicly I made spicy mac & cheese for me and Scott. I make it with the brats so we can keep our Dreamfields portions to just one cup because this is a heavy “S” meal, and still get filled up. JD had a “brat dog”, a brat in a hotdog bun, and Cubby had regular mac & cheese.Spicy Mac N Cheese recipe

This is a sauce I kinda made up a few weeks ago when I was craving Spold Mac from the Montage. It doesn’t really taste like that, but it was really good. Now it is one of Scott’s favorite meals. Sorry, I don’t know exact measurements. I just throw stuff in the pot until it tastes right. I will do my best to write it out for you though.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Blend or finely dice jalapeno, garlic, and onion (if using). Place in pot over medium low heat for a few minutes to bring out the flavors and spice from the jalapeno. Add liquids then stir in the rest of the ingredients. Heat through, taste test, and adjust quantities as needed. To thin add more water or cream, and to make it thicker add more cheese. It’s done when cheese is melted, sauce is fully heated, and you are satisfied with the flavor.  

 

Spicy Mac & Cheese sauce
This is a sauce I kinda made up a few weeks ago when I was craving Spold Mac from the Montage. It doesn’t really taste like that, but it was really good. Now it is one of Scott’s favorite meals. Sorry, I don’t know exact measurements. I just throw stuff in the pot until it tastes right. I will do my best to write it out for you though.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 jalapeno (with seeds for spice)
  2. 1 clove garlic (or garlic powder)
  3. ½ onion (optional)
  4. ¾ cup heavy cream
  5. 1 cup water
  6. 2 handfuls mexican blend cheese (about 1 ½ cups?)
  7. 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  8. 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  9. 1 tbsp paprika
  10. ½ tbsp chili powder
  11. 1 tsp onion powder
  12. ½ tsp white pepper
  13. ½ tsp glucomannan (optional)
  14. ¼ tsp salt
  15. Sprinkle cayenne pepper (optional)
  16. Sprinkle red pepper flakes (optional)
Instructions
  1. Blend or finely dice jalapeno, garlic, and onion (if using). Place in pot over medium low heat for a few minutes to bring out the flavors and spice from the jalapeno. Add liquids then stir in the rest of the ingredients. Heat through, taste test, and adjust quantities as needed. To thin add more water or cream, and to make it thicker add more cheese. It’s done when cheese is melted, sauce is fully heated, and you are satisfied with the flavor.
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