Sunday, November 12, 2006

Mac & Cheese 15 Ways

From The Dinner Doctor

-Stir in 1 cup of chopped ham
-Add 1/2 cup frozen peas or chopped broccoli (and 1/2 cup chopped ham, too, if it's in the fridge)
-Drain a small can of sliced mushrooms and fold them into the macaroni & cheese
-Add 1 cup chopped fresh, ripe tomatoes and 1 tablespoon minced basil
-Stir in 1/2 cup of drained flaked tuna plus 1 teaspoon of drained capers
-Fold in 1/2 cup of smoked salmon strips
-Add 1/2 cup cooked cauliflower florets and a dash of ground nutmeg
-Top each serving with a spoonful of fresh spinach that has been briefly sauteed.
-Add 1 cup of browned ground beef that you have lightly seasoned with salt and black pepper
-Saute 2 sliced garlic cloves briefly in melted butter and fold these into the macaroni & cheese
-Stir in 1 cup of drained canned white beans, then season the macaroni & cheese with a little dried thyme
-Spoon the macaroni and cheese into a serving bowl and top it with strips of grilled sausage.
-Toss a cup of toasted bread crumbs in olive oil, run these under the broiler, then sprinkle them on top of the macaroni & cheese.
-Stir in 1/2 cup of sauteed shrimp and a dash of Cajun seasoning.
-Saute some thin slices of red bell pepper briefly in olive oil, then stir them into the macaroni & cheese

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