Friday, October 16, 2009

Family Sick Day

We all woke up feeling under the weather today...runny noses, sore throats, and overall yucky. I was anticipating a day filled with a lot of this...

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...

and 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...

and a little bit of television before an early bed time. Hopefully everyone feels better tomorrow.
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.


  1. Look at you go with the socks!
    Nice yarn.

  2. Thanks - Charlie picked it out!! I have one little hole in them that I just found, but it is about 2 inches back, so I think that it will just have to stay. I may need to call for help when I get to the heel...

  3. Happy to help. Did you find the pattern book?

  4. They were sold out of the pattern book, but he yarn that I bought had a simple pattern on the label, so I figured that was a good place to start. I am loving the knitting, though, and got a request last night for a pair of socks this Christmas. I think that I will be able to work on the heel today...I will let you know how it goes!!