Search This Blog

Friday, June 5, 2015

Sugar Detox Redoux - Day 16/28

Confetti Mac n Cheese
One pot, maybe six servings?

1 tub of chopped veggies from TJ's
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2T of red palm oil
16oz brown rice and quinoa spiral noodles
1T butter
2C milk
1T magic mushroom mix
2C cubed cheese (the more you love cheese the smaller the cubes, the healthier you intend the dish to be the larger the cubes - mine were cut in about 1/2" squares, a generous serving of cheese.)

Saute onion in palm oil until soft in a large ceramic covered roasting pan, stir in chopped veggie mix and stir well with magic mushroom mix; cover and cook on med low until veggies are not quite done; 5-10 minutes depending on your pan and the heat so keep an eye on them.

Cook noodles per pkg directions until al dente, about six minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°

Stir butter into veggies, add flour and keep stirring until all is blended and flour is cooked (5 minutes?)  Add milk and stir gently but thoroughly. Add cheese and cooked, drained noodles and lightly toss together with as much of the pasta water as is needed to do the stirring.

You now have a pan of brown mush laced through with bits of green, red and purple from the veggies; hence confetti mac n cheese. Sprinkle with parmesan shavings and put in the oven for half an hour or bubbling or until done to your likeness.

I don't expect anyone else here to love this, and in fact it is an experiment so I don't even know how it will turn out. If it tastes as good as it looks awful it will be wonderful.

No sugar at work today, all the pastry boxes are gone. I had a mandarin orange and a banana on the way home thinking about dinner and then stopped at TJ's to get the fixings for the recipe above. There is also leftover salad from the stash at work that I brought home, it's being Friday and all that entails when leaving work for the weekend.

One last item from shopping, a flat of a dozen peaches that will be ripe in about five days if I am gauging them correctly. I know the girls will help me gobble them all down once they are ripe, and there may be a cobbler in our future.  Time for the wicked to take a breather!

No comments: