Our Brittany Spaniel, Daisy, is an early riser. How early you say, somewhere around 4:30 a.m. she's ready to go outside and then have her breakfast treat. The mornings at that hour are now dark and the sun is setting earlier. You can hear the crickets chirping all day.
I was working today so I have to prepare supper ahead of time so that all I have to do when I come home is sit down and eat. My husband can handle turning on the oven, popping in a casserole and setting the table. As the weather is much improved over the past two weeks, I'm able to prepare something ahead time for oven baking. Fitting the bill today is macaroni and cheese. Shop Rite has 8 ounce packages of Cabot cheddar cheese on sale for $1.88 ea., so it's a perfect meal for tonight.
No fancy recipe tonight, just good ol' comfort food. The macaroni and cheese recipe is from my vintage Betty Crocker's Cookbook circa 1983. Tonight I've added some diced purple pepper that came from our garden and a minced clove of garlic. I also doubled the recipe so that I have another casserole ready for this weekend when I work. It can either be my main course or a side dish paired with a protein. By the way, my husband loved the additions I made to the recipe. Enjoy!
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.