mac and cheese.

Since I got back from vacation, I have been on a fresh fruits and veggies kick, which has been delicious and perfect for my waistline.  I woke up yesterday, had a greek yogurt and fruit and then decided that I HAD TO MAKE macaroni and cheese for dinner.  HAD TO.

I usually don’t have these sorts of cravings, but when I do, they are big time.  In the past, I have stuck to Gabby’s mac and cheese because she’s from Wisconsin and she knows her cheese, but yesterday, I couldn’t find the recipe.  Anywhere.

So, since Gabby was working, I had to go to my old friend Pinterest for an alternative.  I had pinned this recipe a long time ago and decided that I would try it yesterday.

It was pretty good.  Still not as good as Gabby’s, but pretty good.  I made a few adjustments.  Like the blogger mentions, I added some spices (garlic powder, oregano and basil) and then, when it was almost done baking, I put crushed (low fat) Ritz crackers on top instead of bread crumbs.  I think I learned about the ritz crackers from Gabby.  It was a good add.

I made the whole thing using low fat or fat free when I could.  And I used wheat noodles.  But still, when you’re eating a plateful of noodles and cheese, it’s probably still pretty bad for you.  I made green beans as a side dish, so that had to neutralize something, right? I’ll keep telling myself that.

I don’t have my own pictures, but the blogger linked above does it justice.  I don’t know why she has some red showing, it must be her spices because I definitely did not have any red.

Speaking of cravings, yesterday, after I worked out, I needed a slice of turkey like a crazed person.  Maybe it was my body craving protein after a mediocre workout, but it was fierce.  I almost left the grocery store without said turkey, but when I realized that I didn’t have it, I went back in (p.s. I am usually not a meat person – I could easily be a vegetarian – well, except for yesterday, obviously.).  

When I asked for a sample of a new brand that they were selling, it was the best taste in the whole world (at that moment).  I bought a pound.  It was probably the most expensive turkey in the grocery store (even though I saved $2.50 with a coupon!), but it was damn good.  

We now have to eat turkey for every meal for the next 3 days because we have so much… whoops… eyes bigger than stomach much?.  Who wants to come over for a turkey sandwich for lunch? On a bagel thin. With muenster cheese and a side of baby carrots… deeeeeelish.

At least I’m not craving illegal substances… can you imagine my addiction / habits? So, there’s that.  

0 thoughts on “mac and cheese.

  1. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
    i love you.
    sorry i failed you on the mac. silly work. i think i have it in my brain and will email you today. xoxoxo.

    • You absolutely did not fail me, friend.
      Maybe we should just get together and make the mac and cheese together… yes? OK!
      Miss you!!