Posts Tagged ‘macaroni and cheese’

Three Easy Pieces: A Three Casserole Tex-Mex Party Meal

June 13, 2011

I can be quite lazy when it comes to cooking, wanting maximum results for minimum efforts.

Here is my almost fail-safe and easy menu for dairy meals: mac-n-cheese, bean chili, and yellow rice. All three dishes can be made quickly, and well ahead of serving. I put each in a casserole dish (9×13) for reheating and fill out the meal in different ways to change around the meal a bit.

For a large party, I serve these three easy pieces with cornbread, quacamole, salsa, and tortilla chips, plus lots of salad. The foil pans of chili, rice and mac-n-cheese go into chafing dishes to stay hot.

For a smaller meal (and you could do this for the large party, too), I serve guacamole, salsa, salad, tortilla shells and soft flour tortillas, plus taco sauces and condiments.

I used to serve a Mexican lasagna with this meal, but it is not necessary.


Happy Hanuka!

December 7, 2010

Time once again for my Hanuka Mac & Cheese! This was last year’s version. (more…)

Chanukah Mac & Cheese

December 14, 2009

So, do you see how the Cheez-It Scrabble crackers spell out Happy Chanukah and Chag Sameach on my macaroni and cheese casserole? Please notice because absolutely nobody else did. They just dove in and devoured it. (more…)

Lower Carb Mac & Cheese

February 16, 2009

Mac & Cheese

My husband is very focused on comfort food these days. He brought me a magazine with a cover shot of Mac & Cheese. “Comfort Food Tonight: Your Favorite Recipes Made Faster (and Healthier),” the cover of Real Simple promised.  “Could you please make this?” he asked.