Stove Top Mac and Cheese

When one says “homemade mac and cheese,” one is most often referring to the casserole like dish you bake in an oven. It’s tasty. I like it a lot. But when you get down to brass tacks, it’s not the same as its stove top Kraft counterpart. That’s not always a bad thing. But you know, sometimes I really like a good, saucy mac and cheese.

Here you have it: homemade stove top mac and cheese. Melt in your mouth cheesy, creamy goodness.

This recipe is quite hands on, as you have to do a fair amount of stirring to keep the milk from getting too hot and the noodles from sticking together. That said, I sat down to dinner within 30 minutes of walking in the door after work. Not too shabby for a work night!

The hint of nutmeg and mustard really make this dish. Did I mention how creamy it is? Be still my heart. This one is a keeper.

The recipe can be found at White on Rice Couple. Follow it, and you’re on your way to macaroni and cheese euphoria.

Would I lead you astray?

Loaded Nachos

I love a good plate of nachos. Lots of toppings. Melted cheese to hold it all together. Mmmm good!

Nachos are pretty simple to make, and very easy to substitute, add, or subtract ingredients to create exactly what your taste buds desire. Simply load up your chips, melt the cheese, and go!

Loaded Nachos

Serves 1-2

You’ll need:

  • Tortilla chips
  • 1 small chicken thigh or breast, diced and cooked
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 2 tsp. taco seasoning
  • 2-3 green onions
  • Mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Layer tortilla chips onto a cookie sheet or a pizza pan.

2. Cook your chicken in a bit of olive oil over medium high heat. Set aside.

3. In the same skillet, add your diced onion and pepper. Cook until the onion is translucent. Add the chicken and taco seasoning. Cook for 3 or 4 more minutes.

4. Top the chips with the contents of the skillet.

5. Shred cheese over chips. Sprinkle with sliced green onions.

6. Bake for 7-8 minutes, until cheese is melted.

The subtle sweetness of the pepper, combined with onions, and the hint of taco seasoning, all covered in melted cheese, made for a winner of a nacho plate! Top with your favorites–sour cream, salsa, avocados? Take your pick!

Enchiladas!

It’s Friday. Cut loose. Make something tasty. And share it with people you like. Because when you share yummy food, you show people how much you love them. And that’s a good time for all involved. Nothing says love like cheese, saucy goodness.

For these enchiladas, I followed the recipe on Eat, Live, Run, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s simple, yet oh-so-tasty.

Cheese. That’s right.

Steps: Cook your chicken. Mix your sauce. Roll your enchiladas.

Top with more sauce. And more cheese. More cheese!

Bake.

That’s love, folks. True love.

For the complete recipe, check out this post and you’ll be in business.

I wanna know: How are you celebrating the fact that it’s Friday?