Cheese is the best way to consume dairy. Versatile and complex, cheese is
my favorite food.
Okay, just stick with me on this one.
In my late teens and early twenties, a lot of the food I ate came from
cans and boxes, as I imagine most 20-somethings working shitty
manufacturing jobs that paid enough to eat better than ramen noodle soup
(those poor, lazy college kids). When I remembered, I'd pick up bags of
frozen veggies, because I needed to offset the unhealthy with something
resembling actual food. This healthy food I would, of course, offset
with the cheapest macaroni and cheese I could find (no high-class Kraft
Dinner for us, no sir).
As I imagine most of us have done at one time or another (I'm talking to
you, KFC Famous Bowl),
one day I got the fantastic idea to combine them, and my own personal
Bachelor Chow (Now With
Flavor) was born: Canned tuna,
broccoli normandy, and macaroni and cheese.
This is not that recipe, but it belongs to the same dumb kid, 15 years
This recipe calls for a can, yes, of chicken. If you're not feeling that
adventurous, or that lazy, you can boil and shred or pan-fry some
chicken breast. The pan-fry method will probably result in the most
flavor, especially when you get some nice browning.
Continue reading Southwest Chicken Mac and Cheese...
Tonight I made Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Carbonara from
I'm trying to get more vegetables in my diet. So adding mushrooms and
cauliflower to a classic carbonara, instead of the Italian sausage,
sounded like a good idea.
And it was! It turned out really well, and came together easily, though
roasting the vegetables does make the whole thing take about 20-30
This is making me curious: What other vegetables can I add to carbonera?
Asparagus perhaps? Broccoli maybe? I'm definitely going to need to
I love lemon. Love it. When I saw this, lemon and cream cheese, I had to
try it, no matter how complicated it looked. It turns out, it's a lot
simpler than it looks!
Continue reading Lemon Cream Cheese Crumb Cake...
Before I could post the chicken broccoli alfredo
recipe, I needed to try it again
with the right portions of cheese. I didn't feel like cooking meat, so instead
I tried spinach and mushrooms, despite my previous experience with spinach, in
bacon and spinach pasta with
less than satisfactory.
The end result was I finally made a spinach dish that I liked. And I made a
mushroom alfredo that wasn't just "mushroom gravy with cheese". And they both
happened at the same time!
Continue reading Spinach and Mushroom Alfredo...