a very simple mac n’ cheese recipe

mum cooks, recipe

I am a big fan of Mac N’ Cheese and will not miss the chance of ordering a serving whenever we visit Kenny Rogers. I also used to like the ones they serve at Chansel, yes that pizza chain, we used to frequent their Starmall branch in Mandaluyong.  Now as much as I would like to cook my own recipe, you are fully aware that I lack the culinary skills to whip up a delicious version so I decide not to. Until I chanced upon this very simple recipe from the Peach Kitchen, which I thought was easy enough to do.

For the ingredients, I used:

  • about 300g of macaroni small shells, which I cooked according to packaging instructions
  • 2 200g pack Del Monte Cheese Magic
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of fresh milk
  • 2 tbsp butter

This is how I cook it:

  • heat butter in a non-stick pan
  • sauté butter until brown
  • pour in Cheese Magic and milk
  • put on low fire and stir in cheese until until it melts
  • add the macaroni shells and mix until all the shells are coated with sauce

Easy enough, right? I bet you can easily cook it in your own kitchen. My sister and I loved it, but the little man refused to even take a bite. Next time I will try to add in a few broccoli florets, as well as some meat bits so Jared will find it more appealing as much as a remo kids percussion konga at musician’s friend. I will also use a different kind of macaroni shells.

It’s Pizza Friday!

We were cooped up at home all day because of the unexpected change in our schedule. My sister, Isabel, was also at home to spend the day with us so we thought it was the best time to order from one of our favorite restaurant and dine together at home come dinner time. It has been awhile since we did this since my other siblings are preoccupied with their work so I was just delighted that we were able to to it again tonight.

Shakey’s is one of our go-to restaurants if we want some delicious food delivered and fast. For tonight we are in the mood to eat pizza, so we ordered their Manager’s Choice variant, and got Hawaiian pizza {which we got for free thanks to our card}, a basket of chicken and mojos and an additional order of their chicken and corn soup for the little man.

Our orders arrived within the time frame that was indicated by Shakey’s and dinner was served in no time! Although the little man only had a couple of spoonful of chicken and the soup, the grown ups enjoyed the little feast, especially the thin-crusted Manager’s Choice pizza that has a little bit of everything on top. I bet you can tell that someone is excited to sample it, thus the incomplete pizza photo! 😀

Nothing beats having a simple dinner with the people you love on a Friday night. It is a perfect way to relax after a tiring week and a perfect opportunity to catch up on what’s going on in each other’s lives. The little man was busy watching the telly or playing with his favorite game on my phone, but he also loved to have spend time with his tito and titas.

All that’s missing is lovely, soothing music from gretsch guitar or similar instrument, otherwise we really enjoyed our dining experience and we are all looking forward to the next one! 🙂

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