Wednesday, November 24, 2010

History of Macaroni and Cheese

The macaroni and cheese dish dates back to Medieval Italy and sometime around the 14th century English history. This seems totally awesome to me. It was originally known as Makerouns and was originally a cheese casserole dish. It was an upper class dish in the 18th century.

The recipe started out as butter and cheese mix on top of fresh homemade pasta.

Even Thomas Jefferson served it at a White House dinner...

Nowadays people use it as a "fill-in" dish. It can be made from scratch or pre-made boxes that come in powder form or a package of cheese sauce.

People from all different walks of life eat Macaroni and cheese, because it is YUMMY!!
I love mac n chz. it is the first thing I ever learned to cook.


(info thanks to wikipedia and NPR)

Terrrrrrrrrrrrriifffffffiicccccc Turkey!

So, my turkey turned out awesome. 4 hours of cooking 1 hour of shredding and I had a wonderful homemade Thanksgiving dinner almost a week before Thanksgiving. With the leftovers I made Buffalo Turkey Mac n Chz. I used by buffalo chicken mac n chz recipe and just substituted turkey in the recipe. It turned out pretty well. I also froze some leftovers so my sis could actually eat turkey on Thanksgiving, because my grandma doesn't cook turkey.

Bon Appetit!

more recipes to come...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

BUSY BUSY BUSY, but now TURKEY time is here!!!

I have been cooking lately, but with minimal time to actually post anything. School is kicking my ass as finals come charging at me, it seems as thought the semester had just started.

Today I will be roasting a turkey.
I went to Publix super early (8am, which is early for a Saturday) and got what I needed to make the turkey, but Idiot me forgot the garlic. I plan on putting crushed garlic heads in the turkey as a type of stuffing and then possibly injecting garlic butter into the 11 pound bird.

we'll see how this ends up.........