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cheeseburger macaroni

I spent a whole class trying to figure out what to make for supper last night when I finally remembered about a recipe i wanted to try. It was previously mentioned on the blog but it was something that sounded good, was easy and that we had most of the ingredients for already. I’ll repost the recipe because I left the salt out when i made it and it was good (or at least i didn’t think it needed more salt).

1 lb lean hamburger meat
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 can tomatoes and green chilies (or petite diced tomatoes)
2 cups beef broth (or water)
1 cup elbow macaroni

Brown and drain hamburger meat. Stir in taco seasoning, tomatoes, beef broth, and macaroni. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and cover pan. Simmer 12-14 mins until macaroni is tender.

Meanwhile, make the cheese sauce….

2 Tablespoons butter
2 tbsp flour
3/4 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp pepper

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour and cook, whisking for 5 minutes until fragrant and light brown in colour. Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil. Whisk until smooth and thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until melted. Add the pepper to the cheese sauce. Pour the cheese sauce over the hamburger mixture. Stir gently to combine.

I really liked it! and to make it better I added some pre-cooked bacon to it. Mmmm.

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coconut curry thaï soup

1 can coconut milk

1 can of water or 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock

2 heaping table spoons of curry paste

cilantro stems and save the leaves for decoration

1/2 a chicken breast cut REALLY thin.

12 shrimps

1 shredded carrot

a piece of lemongrass

juice from a lime

2 table spoons of fish sauce

a quarter size piece of ginger, chopped

habanero peppers and mushrooms are optional but recommended (depending on how spicy you like it put more or less habaneros, we put about 4 but the recipe says 2 or 3 would be enough).

rice noodles

Instructions

1. Cook your cilantro stems, ginger, mushrooms and curry paste in a soup pot.

2. Add your coconut milk and water or chicken stock.

3. Then add your carrot, piece of lemongrass, habanero, lime juice and fish sauce.

4. Add the chicken and the shrimp and Bring it to a boil.

5. Once it has boiled put the rice noodles in and take it off the heat. let it sit for about 5 minutes then serve it with a lime wedge on the side and the cilantro leaves on top.

cheeseburger macaroni

So I’m on a website just scrolling through when i found a whole section of award winning recipes. As someone who loves pasta when I found the page of just award winning pasta recipes I found a few I’d like to try. This one is on the top of the try list.

 

1 lb lean hamburger meat
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies (or petite diced tomatoes)
2 cups beef broth (or water)
1 cup elbow macaroni

Brown and drain hamburger meat. Stir in taco seasoning, Rotel, beef broth, and macaroni. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and cover pan. Simmer 12-14 mins until macaroni is tender.

Meanwhile, make the cheese sauce….

2 Tablespoons butter
2 tbsp flour
3/4 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour and cook, whisking for 5 minutes until fragrant and light brown in color. Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil. Whisk until smooth and thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until melted. Add the salt and pepper to the cheese sauce. Pour the cheese sauce over the hamburger mixture. Stir gently to combine.

 

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