Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween "Once Upon A Recipe" with Joy in Haiku

Today seems like the perfect day to share a "Once Upon a Time" Recipe. Why? Well it's Halloween, a beautiful chilly Fall day and I'm thinkin' hum...baked macaroni and cheese.

This is one of those recipes a family acquires but is never sure where it came from because it's been used for years. I started making this when we lived in Burlingame, California (just south of San Francisco) nearly 35 years ago. I have no idea how I got the recipe, I just know a week seldom went by without making it. Now it's the "Mother-In-Law" recipe. You know "The One Your Husband Asks You To Make Because His Mother Made It This Way" Recipe? So without further ado, here it is.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

1 stick of margarine/butter
4 cups macaroni, uncooked
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups grated Colby cheese/favorite cheese
5 cups milk
1 package smoky links

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 9" x 13" baking dish melt margarine/butter in the oven. Add macaroni with salt and pepper to the baking dish and coat with margarine. Evenly distribute macaroni mix and top evenly with grated cheese (I sometimes use more that 2 cups). Cover mixture with milk. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and top with smoky links. Return to oven and bake another 15 minutes. Cool about 10 minutes before serving.

I usually serve it with french cut green beans, and the kids always like to put ketchup on it and the "links."

Please join the fun. Share your family recipe and memories surrounding it. Make your comments here and then go to Mr. Linky so we can visit and share your recipe. Who knows your recipe might start a new holiday tradition at someone else's holiday gathering.


Tomorrow I'll join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.

Joy comes in many forms.
And this day has the potential of
being just as grand as

must be open to it!
On All Hallows Eve
We gather to play and tease
Tomorrow we pray.

Thanks be to God!!!


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart on Friday. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Autumn Leaves

It's been a long three weeks and I've not had a hiatus like this since I started blogging 5 years ago.  Just let it be said that this has been a three weeks of challenges and inspiration, love and miracles.

Thanks be to God!


The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   Visit Macro Monday,  too.  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

(Editing error...It should read, "Autumn is a second spring when every LEAF is a flower.)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Navajo Rug

This is a repost from 2/2008.  Found this reflection as pertinent to my life today as it was then!  Wishing all a grand weekend!!!

Thanks be to God!!!  


Bit of the Blarney: The Navajo Rug: Picture by marymactavish I found the most wonderful reflection today. I was reading Radical Grace: Daily Meditations by Richard Rohr, O.F....