Farmhouse Macaroni and Cheese

The Macaroni and Cheese we had for dinner tonight. It is a great recipe and its delicious.

The Soup Diva

  • 2 cups (16 oz) dry elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • White pepper to taste
  • 4 cups half and half
  • 3 cups (about 12 oz) sharp Cheddar (not pre-shredded)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup bread or cracker crumbs
  • Paprika (optional)

Shred Cheddar and set aside. Cook noodles to al dente; drain and return to pot. Melt butter in saucepan; whisk in flour, cornstarch, and seasonings, then half and half. Heat until lightly bubbling, then stir in Cheddar until melted. Add sauce to noodles, stir well and pour into 13 x 9 x 2 dish sprayed with cooking spray. Stir Parmesan and crumbs together and distribute evenly over top of macaroni; sprinkle with paprika. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 20 minutes at 350; uncover and bake 10 more minutes.

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Thank You WordPress Community

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Some Perspective From The Funeral Procession of A Fallen Marine in Chattanooga Yesterday

Yesterday, Marine Corps SSGT David Wyatt who was shot and killed on July 16, 2016 in Chattanooga was laid to rest. He was one of five service members who lost their lives in the Chattanooga shootings at two military operations here. There was a massive show of love and patriotism yesterday as the funeral party made its way from the church to Chattanooga National Cemetery.

I am not a huge patriot but I love my country. What I witnessed yesterday during the funeral procession was more than love of nation it was extravagant love expressed for a family who chose this community to call their home. I am sure the folks of Hixson United Methodist Church were top notch in the funeral service and there were others who made their contributions too. The display of respect from fellow military personnel and law enforcement was unreal to witness. Across the nation four other funerals are taking place and we must remember those souls who gave their lives too.

This might be unpopular but we must remember the family of the one who did this crime. They too have lost a son. God calls those folks his children too and he doesn’t have favourites in this life. In the grand scheme of things there has been a lot of loss in this community and its time to begin the healing process. Maybe we should love one another more so that things like this don’t have to happen again.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Our Saturday was an active one before noon today. We went to breakfast with my folks and sister where we caught up with one another. It was good to have a leisurely meal with them and have some conversation. Then we picked up some prescriptions, groceries then a visit to a hardware store. Saturday’s have a distinct rhythm of their own and I was glad to have time with people that I love.

Now we are home and we plan on getting a few things done around the house. Later there are plans for shrimp with mac and cheese for dinner. Now I am hungry just thinking about that. I am very glad to be in an air conditioned house becaus its going to be hot the rest of the day. I hope you all have a great day!