Mom Monday Recipe

It's a Linky over at Thinking of Teaching to link up with some yummy recipes that you can feed your family/kids!

This is one that is like a staple in my's a Pampered Chef recipe (I use a lot of those recipes..or derivatives of.)....and this is a great one to get the kids to each veggies...I do a lot of these. In fact, I think I might just make that my trend each week; to give you recipes that'll get the family to eat more veggies. I do it to my husband too, and he has no idea! ha!!

Quick and Creamy Mac ‘n Cheese

From 29 Minutes to Dinner Volume 2, Pampered Chef

16 oz. uncooked medium shell pasta

1 pkg. (12 oz.) frozen butternut/winter squash, thawed

1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk

2 cups shredded six cheese Italian cheese blend

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Remove 1/4 cup of the cooking water for later use.  Drain pasta and set aside.

For sauce, place squash into saucepan, gradually add milk, whisking constantly.  Cook over medium high heat 3 - 4 minutes or until mixture begins to simmer.  Reduce heat to medium.  Add cheese and cook for 3 - 4 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture returns to a simmer, whisking constantly.  Add nutmeg, salt and reserved cooking water; stir until smooth.  Add sauce to pasta; mix to coat.

Today's pic of the!

waiting for the Dr. to come in the room

They both got shots - Autumn took it like a champ! No crying at all!!
And Brooklynn has grown a whole inch!! And gained almost 15 ounces!! What a great eater!! 


Beth said...

Ohh I can't wait to try this one! Mac and cheese is my fave!
Thinking of Teaching

Kelley Cirrito said...

Yummy!! That sounds good!! Well I don't have kids yet so I guess I can't participate in this linky party.Love the pics of the girls!

Kristin said...

Love mac and cheese and will def have to try to this!!!
And your girls are too cute. Autumn is so brave! I still find myself running around the room trying to find a place to hide if I know a shot is involved. :)
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Haley said...

Those girls are something else! I wish I could get my 2 year old to sit that still when she's at the doctor. She absolutely hates that crunchy sounding paper!! Love some mac and cheese, good comfort food!


Jen R said...

haha! I didn't have a video of how she was rummaging though all the cabinets and climbing on chairs and turning off the lights! lol...thankfully, the dr thought she was just a typical 2 year

kinderpond said...

Do you have the "Magic Pot?" aka Deep Covered Baker?

If you do, I can send you a HUGE recipe booklet :)


Jen R said...

I DO have it! :) That would be awesome!

Jessie Peterson said...

I DO have it! :) That would be awesome!

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