Happy Friday! I’m still in shock that it’s November already and the holidays are right around the corner. But anyway. I’ll admit, Easy Mac was a college staple for me. I’d put chicken nuggets or hot dogs in it, make it for a quick dinner before going out and always have some in the cabinets. Let’s get real, how unhealthy of me! Last week I discovered a recipe for mac and cheese that was homemade yet made the same way Easy Mac is. In my honest opinion, it was great! I added some chicken and green beans to it and voila, the perfect pre-race dinner without all the additives.
Needed: (I actually went by the recipe measurements for this one)
1/3 cup pasta (I used Nature’s Promise elbow macaroni)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I used cheddar and mozzarella)
1 chicken breast
Chopped green beans
First combine the pasta and water in a large mug or bowl. Microwave on high for two minutes, then stir. Repeat this for at least 2 to 4 more minutes, stirring at each 2-minute interval.
|[Chicken with green beans]|
|[Very little amount of milk and cheese]|
|[Just out of the microwave]|
After the pasta is done cooking (taste to make sure) stir in the milk and cheese. Microwave for another minute then stir the cheese thoroughly and toss in the chicken and green bean mixture.
|[The finished product]|
And now you've got yourself some delicious mac and cheese!
Let me know what you think!