I am wife to a magnificent man and mother to five wonderful children. Three of my children were born in the Northwest and two were born thousands of miles away in Liberia, West Africa. Birthplace is no matter, all of my children were born in my heart. This is our journey.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Comfort Food Recipe

We have been battling sickness here and have had our share of homemade chicken soup a lot lately. But last week we made a comfort food dish that was very good. Homemade macaroni and cheese with chicken. I threw in the chicken because I had some leftover from another meal. Yum! Plus this recipe is easy, easy, easy.

Here is my recipe but you could cut it in half depending on your family size. This was one heavy pan of mac and it fed my family of seven for dinner and then the six of us for lunch the next day when Steve was at work.
2 12 oz boxes of macaroni noodles
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups sour cream
1 - 2 cups shredded or cubed up chicken
1/2 cup diced onion(you can use more but my kids don't care for it)
3 TBSP butter
1TBSP olive oil
1 cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook macaroni until al dente and drain. Leave in collander.
Place butter, olive oil and onion in the pan you used to cook the macaroni. Saute until onion is tender. Add macaroni back into the pan along with cheese, sour cream, chicken, salt, pepper and milk. Mix well. Pour mixture into large baking dish and spread some extra shredded cheese on top. Cook at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

My mouth is watering just from looking at that picture. Homemade macaroni is the best.