MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Friday, September 30, 2011

BBQ Chicken Chop Salad

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This was served at the General Relief Society Meeting for the Arcadia Stake. Thanks to our new Stake RS Presidency for the delicious dinner.

Apple Cake with Carmel Sauce

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This was served at our Annual Arcadia Stake General Relief Society Meeting on Sept. 24, 2011. A wonderful night, thanks to our new Stake RS presidency.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Macaroni and Cheese

4 cups elbow macaroni
4 Tbs butter
4 Tbs flour
1 teas salt
3 cups milk
4 cups grated mild cheddar cheese OR 4 cups sharp cheese (you decide what kind of cheese flavor you want)

Cook macaroni until tender (follow the direction on your macaroni package)

While the macaroni is cooking, make white sauce with the next 4 ingredients. (To make a white sauce: melt butter in sauce pan. Add flour salt and stir until not lumpy. Then add milk and stir. Cook over medium heat on the stove until it gets thick, stirring constantly. When white sauce is thickened, add grated cheese.

Drain the macaroni and then add cheese sauce.

I made up this recipe when my kids were little. Everyone loves boxed mac and cheese, but when I had mac and cheese for dinner, I wanted to feed the family something more substantial and filling than the boxed kind.

This recipe makes a BIG batch. It feeds the whole magpad gang with leftovers. This is a recipe you might want to cut in half.

I did another post about macaroni and cheese on this blog. Click here to see it.

After I discovered Mrs. Dash seasoning, I decided that I like to sprinkle some Mrs. Dash on my mac and cheese after I dish it up on my plate.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bubblegum Soda!

Yep, you read the title right...Bubblegum Soda.

Lisa has been in the MTC (Missionary Training Center) for the past 5 weeks where she is learning the Spanish language and preparing to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We love getting her letters while she is there in the MTC and enjoy hearing her stories of being with the 19 year old elders.

In her email home yesterday, she wrote about how to make bubblegum soda. When I read the "recipe" I knew I had to post it on my recipe blog. Below is a cut and paste from her email:

the elders learned how to make a bubblegum flavored drink from the soda machines in the cafeteria: one part fresca, one part orange-strawberry-banana juice and a shot of rootbeer. so crazy. but it really does taste like bubblegum.

Thank you, Lisa, for the "recipe".