Wednesday, October 26, 2011

All Day Macaroni and Cheese

As a busy girl, my slow cooker is my best friend.  Every Wednesday my boyfriend and I try a new recipe, and today's was fantastic!  If you don't have a slow cooker, you should really consider investing in one.  With just a few short ingredients and a couple minutes to throw it together, you could have a hot tasty meal waiting for you when you get home!

Today's Menu: All Day Macaroni and Cheese

8 ounces (I guessed about 2 cups) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
16 ounces (4 cups) shredded sharp Chedder Cheese
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

The hardest part about this mix is that you have to cook the pasta before you put it in the slow cooker.  One you get that done it's a piece of cake. Just coat the cooker with non-stick spray, put in the pasta and mix with all the other ingredients.  Keep 1 cup cheese to put on top of mix.  Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours.  Do not remove the cover or stir until it has finished cooking, or it might take longer and get messed up!

How easy is that?  Did you read--DO NOT CHECK IT??  Put it in and forget about it for 5-6 hours!  That's my kind of cooking, and tasty!

Just for my man, I put ground beef in ours as an addition.  It really added something!  But, be careful.  I accidentally bought sweetened evaporated milk and you could tell.  We had sweetened macaroni, but it was still good.  Paired with some veggies it would be perfect.

So give it a try tonight, you might be pleasantly surprised.  Do you have any favorite slow cooker recipes?  It's that time of year again!