Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

            As I type, my world outside is covered in ice and I'm praying we don't lose power, give me a foot of snow over a inch of ice any day! But, I'm making the best of the day at home, got supplies ready just in case but since it is mid day, time to think about dinner. Comfort food comes to mind, something thick to stick to the ribs as my Dad would say, so I'm going with a old classic done up Italian style, come see.

Italian Macaroni & Cheese

1 8oz. package elbow macaroni
1/2 c. Italian bread crumbs, divided
1 10oz. block cheddar cheese, shredded
2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 c. Parmesan cheese
6 large eggs, beaten
4 c. milk
1 t. salt
1 t. pepper
Cook macaroni and set aside. Coat bottom and sides of a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle bottom with 1/4 bread crumbs. Layer 1/3 c. each macaroni, cheese and bread crumbs, repeat twice, ending with bread crumbs. Whisk together eggs, milk and salt/pepper and pour evenly over layers. Bake at 350 for 50-60 min. Let stand about 10 min. before serving. Sprinkle with basil as it cools.

       No matter the winter, comfort food is a must, then exercise! I usually make this dish on meatloaf  Monday but it's good paired with just about anything, making it a staple in our house! I hope your all staying safe and warm, only 48 more days till spring!


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