The blizzard continues so when I needed to make lunch for the kids
and myself yesterday I decided to make
a homemade mac+cheese.
I found a recipe on Pinterest but I modified it for what we had
and for our tastes.
Here's how I made it::
8 ounces pasta (any kind will work)
pinch of salt
4 tbsp butter
3 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
3 cups x-tra sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp flour
1/2 carton Mushrooms (or any vegetable or even chicken)
1 tsp Garlic seasoning
Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box
(and don't forget to salt your water it's the only time you get to season your pasta)
While that's cooking grate the cheese.
Once the pasta is finished cooking
(save a little cooking liquid)
and strain it
add 3 tablespoons of the butter to the pasta
and mix until it's completely melted
and covers all the pasta.
In a small sauce pan on medium heat add the milk, eggs, cheese and flour
and whisk until the cheese is melted
and the sauce is smooth
and has thickened.
Add your noodles to your sauce and mix... mix... mix!
In a pan sauté your mushrooms in the remaining tablespoon of butter
and garlic seasoning until golden brown.
I dished up the kids then added the mushrooms because both my kids hate them
but I wanted a way to cut down on the carbs
and add some veggies to mine
I thought I'd share my recipe for snow cream today since we are having a blizzard here in Oregon which NEVER EVER happens so it's a big deal!
Here is how I made it for my kiddos + Husband::
1 cup fat free milk
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 of tsp of vanilla
pinch of salt
6 cups of snow packed (approximately)
Mix the milk, sugar, vanilla + salt in a bowl
and place in the freezer.
Go grab your snow
(I recommend letting your mixture sit in the freezer for a little while...
so this is a great time to take the kiddos out and play!)
Grab your mixture from the freezer
and add the snow.
You can add as much or as little as you want,
I just kept adding until I got the consistency I liked.
Scoop and add your sprinkles
|My before 1/1/14|
I am back on track with my weight loss journey.
I started back into it on January 1
and have been keeping pretty steady at eating healthy
and working out on a regular basis.
As you know I've been doing a few fitness related giveaways to help kickstart me into
really working my booty off in the gym.
|family walk to the park|
James and I joined a gym at the beginning of this month
and I have been to a couple of Xtend Barre classes which are so much fun.
We've also been on a few family walks when it's been warm/nice enough outside.
I plan on continuing to go to the gym regularly
and going to Barre classes occasionally.
I am also still on Weight Watchers
and I have been sticking to it pretty well.
Which has always been difficult for me in the past...
so I am pretty proud of myself right now.
I also went and got a bunch of brand new adorable workout gear.
I wanted cute clothes to keep me motivated in going to work out in.
I knew that if I had some cute gear I'd be more likely to go so I could wear them
and they wouldn't be a waste of money.
Wish me luck and I hope you'll stick around to see as I make progress
and change and lose weight!