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.
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.