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Showing posts from August, 2011

Lazy Rainy Days

By now you've all probably heard about Hurricane Irene, and I'm glad I don't have to give you all the details because honestly, I'm tired of hearing about it. Irene is all anyone could talk about at work for the last few days: "Oh, have you heard about the hurricane?" "So how about this storm, huh?" "Are you prepared for Irene?" ... yes, I've heard about the hurricane. What storm? All I see is rain. And I'm as prepared as I feel I need to be. I bought a 24-pack of bottled water and three cans of Campbell's Select Harvest soups, then Shawn and I chuckled about everyone else stocking up like crazy on things such as bread and frozen and microwave meals... uh, Hello? Anybody home? If the power goes out, your freezer and microwave are going to be pretty darn useless, don't you think?

Anyways, I thought I'd give you all and update and say - we're ok. Our area wasn't hit with much other than lots and lots of rain, exten…

The last three weeks, in pictures...

As you can see, we ate a ton of homemade pizza (topped with lots of local veggies)... made some more brownies... found different ways to use up this summer's delicious peaches... spotted some squirrels and spent time with a dog (or two).

... I guess we're not very interesting people after all, hm?

Macaroni and Cheese, please!

Grr. I'm such a bad blogger and I really do need to stop apologizing for my lack of posts. (I'm a busy little bee, what can I say!) What I should apologize for though is not keeping my promise to share an amazing mac n' cheese recipe with you! I shared pictures of it and then let two three weeks go by while you probably sat there drooling and clicking the refresh button in your browser... alright, I'll admit, I've made some much more drool-worthy things before (like these s'mores brownies) but I swear this mac n' cheese is worth it.

It's super duper easy to make, seriously. The hardest part is waiting!

Mac N' Cheeseadapted from Taylor Takes a Taste

1-pound pasta of your choice
salt and pepper to your taste
2 1/2 cups sharp cheddar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup sour cream
1 egg, beaten
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon worcest…