Healthy Additions To Macaroni And Cheese



When I came to college for my second year, I knew that I was going to need something to help me cook my meals. Having spent most of my first year dining out, I also knew that I could not afford to eat pizza, and go to fast-food restaurants everyday. This is one of the mistakes that I made when I came to college under the assumption that there would be adequate cooking facilities to cover my needs. I soon realized that I would need some things to cook on my own, and at the top of that list was an electric skillet.

Here's the deal. From 5-11, Hill Country will serve up all-you-can-eat brisket, pork ribs, barbecued chicken, and sides for $29.95 (a little extra for slow cooker mac and cheese with velveeta, chili, and beans). That much meat can make you thirsty, so buckets of Lonestar and margarita pitchers are $20. I'm assuming they'll have some kind of dolly to wheel you out afterwards.

Downsizing. We gave up the mansion -- well the 2,300 square feet was bigger than we needed anyway -- and moved into a charming, cozy 625-square-foot home. While our house is obviously on the extrememe side of things, I do think one of the biggest environmental problems we see is that people are living in homes two or three times the size of what they need. One kid doesn't warrant a four bedroom home, the same way that two kids doesn't macaroni cheese and ham salad you need and SUV.

There is a Best Baked macaroni cheese Recipe and a delicious Veggie Pizza Recipe. Other meatless meals are included. Vegetable side-dishes also feature - Twice Baked Potato Recipe with Cheese Topping or Sweet Potato Fries.

Crockpot/slow cooker mac and cheese - Do you have a favorite vegetarian chili recipe that you haven't had time to cook?Or maybe you are in the mood for some navy beans and rice for dinner, but you can't wait two hours to wait to eat. A crockpot or slow cooker mac and cheese is truly a "set it and forget it" appliance that will let you put all your ingredients in one pot, set the time and temperature, and tend to other items on your "to do list," while your wholesome dinner is slowly cooking. Excellent for busy vegetarians and vegans on the go.

OK, I should clarify first. It wasn't the most affordable macaroni and cheese product on the shelf. But, I'm a bit picky when it comes to macaroni & cheese and prefer brands that have actual cheese with them; not powder. This isn't really so much because of taste as much as I hate having to take the time to measure out milk and, in some cases, add butter. So, to be more accurate, this was the most affordable of the brands that fit into that category.

Located on Broadway and 51st street, this is another themed restaurant that your kids will love! Kid friendly menu and talking aliens and dancing martians! They also have an arcade and a gift shop.

My hope, when I purchased the Food Club brand, was the shells & cheddar would be as good as more expensive brands like Velveeta or Kraft. I'm happy to say it was.

Keeping your kids healthy can be a challenge, but there are lots of fun ways to make packed lunches better by including home cooked food and fresh ingredients instead of relying on chips and candy.