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Hey everyone! I’m actually getting pretty excited for the Big Game coming up next weekend! Why? Because even though I don’t follow football too closely, the team I root for will be playing…and I’m not working – which means it’ll be the perfect excuse for a family lounge day!
Yesterday evening we kind of practiced in our own little way. I worked day-shift but then stopped by Walmart and bought some hot wings from the deli and ingredients to make homemade macaroni and cheese, then came home and created my tasty meal for the family. We ate our comfort food around the table and then played games together for a couple of hours.
It seems the past week I've been so busy that we haven’t gotten to take the time to just relax a little bit as a family and I’m glad we sat down together and had a family night – that’s why I’m even more excited to watch the Big Game! Also, after a week of eating well it’s nice to have a special family Sunday dinner together.
I have made homemade macaroni and cheese in the past before, but never wrote a recipe down, so this time I figured I should write it down so I can (a.) remember it, and (b.) share it with you!
5 Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
What you need:
1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup of shredded Romano cheese
1 cup of shredded Gouda cheese
1 cup of apple wood smoked Gruyere cheese
3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb of macaroni noodles
3 cups of half and half
¼ cup of butter
¼ cup cooked and crumbled bacon
3 cups of crushed bread crumbs
Cook Macaroni noodles until ale dente. Drain and then pour into a large baking dish.
In a large cooking pot, melt butter over medium heat, and then add flour, stirring constantly until smooth. Slowly add in the half and half and then begin adding cheeses one at a time. Continue mixing until the cheese is melted completely. Pour mixture over macaroni and stir until cheese sauce covers all noodles.
Top with crushed bread crumbs and then add crumbled bacon and sliced green onions (to taste). Bake uncovered in an oven set at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
This guilty indulgence was a BIG hit with the family and makes a perfect main dish to add along with your other Big Game snack foods – like hot wings!
Tyson hot wings are located in your local Walmart deli and are really nice because they are precooked – meaning grab and go! I love to cook, but I always have certain items that I just buy instead of make – like these. They taste delicious and are a great price!
Do you have any plans for next weekend? Are you going out somewhere or staying home with the family?