some of this...
maybe even a little bit of this...
But lo and behold, the neighbouring kids had the day off school because of a doctors appointment, and as soon as William and Charlie heard their voices outside, our oh so quiet 'home day' went out the window. Off they ran to fill their afternoon with this...
So, by 5pm I had 2 tired, still sick, and very grumpy little boys. Lucky me. This called for some serious comfort food for dinner...
Here is the recipe for my favourite Macaroni and Cheese:
1 375g package of elbow macaroni
300g sharp cheddar cheese, grated (I used Baldersons 2yr old Cheddar - yummy! but any old cheddar would work just fine)
500ml cottage cheese
250ml sour cream
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup cubed ham
1 1/2 cup crushed Ritz crackers
1/4 cup butter, melted
Cook the macaroni noodles in slightly salted water. In a large casserole or 9 x 13 pan, combine cottage cheese, cheddar, sour cream, Parmesan, ham, salt and pepper. Add cooked and drained noodles. Melt butter in a medium sauce pan and stir in crushed crackers. Sprinkle over top of noodle mixture. Bake at 350 for 30 - 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
This recipe is definitely not of the 'diet' persuasion, but it is great comfort food.