Saturday, July 18, 2009

Easy Excellent Mac and Cheese

From a very fun and useful site...A year of slow-cooking
2/3 pound uncooked macaroni or hearty pasta
4 cups of milk
2 eggs
4 cups shredded cheese (I used all cheddar)
salt & black pepper
1 tsp dried mustard
non-stick spray

Directions: Spray crock well with cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, whip egg and milk together. Stir in spices.Add cheese and noodles, and stir well to combine. Pour the mixture into the crockpot. It will be very liquidy. Cover and cook on low for 2-5 hours, or on high for 1-3. The cooking time will vary depending on what size crockpot you are using, and how quickly it heats and cooks.

Martha's Marvelous Onion Dip

From the Queen of Goodness...
This was a huge hit at our family gathering.
Makes 2 cups.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 Vidalia onions (1 pound total), finely chopped
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 ounces reduced-fat bar cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
1/4 cup finely chopped chives
Potato chips, for serving
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.
In a medium bowl, combine onions, sour cream, cream cheese, vinegar, and chives; season with salt and pepper. Chill dip until slightly thickened, about 1 hour; or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days. Serve with chips.