Mid-way through the week!
I have to admit, I was surprised that I haven’t been sick after working at an urgent care for the past 5 weeks. Well, I spoke too soon. I decided to stay home today because I haven’t been feeling well, and I didn’t want to run myself down even more by trying to cram in three 12-hour shifts in a row this week. I’ll go back to work tomorrow, but in the mean time, I have been resting up and catching up on my fall TV shows. Two of my favorites are New Girl & Modern Family.
I decided to make some comfort food for dinner tonight to help me feel better. Macaroni and Cheese immediately came to mind! I found this recipe on Cooking Light, and I made a few changes and additions.
Stove-Top Macaroni and Cheese (adapted from Cooking Light)
-Makes 6 (1 1/2 C) servings
-4 C uncooked medium elbow macaroni
-3 T all-purpose flour
-1 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp black pepper
-2 1/4 C fat-free milk
-3 wedges Laughing Cow Blue Cheese, softened
-1 1/4 C (5 oz.) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
-1 bag frozen peas, cooked
-Cook pasta according to directions on box. Drain and set aside.
-Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a large saucepan. Add milk, stirring until blended. Drop cream cheese into milk mixture.
-Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes, or until cream cheese melts and sauce is thick, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
-Add cheddar cheese, stirring until melted. Combine pasta and cheese sauce in a large bowl, toss well.
-Add cooked peas to pasta.
Have you seen these videos? My sister sent them to me last night, and I think they are too cute!
Have a great night!