January 15, 2006

Macaroni and Cheese

I try to let the kids eat "kid food" one night a week.  They do such a great job of eating our regular dinners that this makes for a nice treat for them.  This mac and cheese is so yummy that it's not quite even kid food... and I often sneak in extra nutrients by throwing in some tuna, ground beef, chicken, steamed broccoli or spinach.  Here's the basic recipe:

one box macaroni (we use whole wheat or quinoa)
1 stick butter
2.5 cups shredded cheddar
1.5 cups milk
2 eggs, beaten
12 oz evaporated milk

To make:
Cook and drain macaroni.  Place in crock pot and mix in other ingredients.  Cook on low  for 3-4 hours.

This is perfect for those nights that we have to be at church at 6... I know the kids will gobble it up fast and that gets us out the door on time!

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