I had a lovely Thanksgiving did you? Very low key, all the usual food, my only sorrow being that for the first time since she got married my Pennsylvania daughter wasn't here because now she is my Oklahoma daughter and golly, why is she even further away? It was a full weekend, and now I'm just trying to catch up on the laundry, housework and all the things that need to be done this week.
We also woke up to the beginning of a snowstorm. It has been snowing nonstop since at least 5 a.m. and is supposed to keep going right through the early afternoon. It hasn't reached the epic (Grab the milk! Grab the Bread! Grab the water!) proportions that the overexcited weather person was predicting but they always seem to predict snowmageddon and then we get a sprinkling that doesn't even slow us Michiganders down. We laugh in the face of snow. Ha! And then most of us flee to Florida for the winter.
Not me. I'm no lily livered snowbird. I may hate the cold and the dark, but I will prevail. I may kiss the budding earth in the Spring, but I have earned my joy by braving old man winter at his meanest.
So I was looking out at the swirling white this morning and was suddenly overcome with the urge to have some Mac and Cheese for lunch. I almost never make it because, hello, it's super fattening. But as I said, I was overcome. So I went on Pinterest to find a recipe and came across Fannie Farmers Classic baked Mac and Cheese. I checked the pantry and found I had all the ingredients and I got to work. Can someone tell me why a mac and cheese recipe would only use half a box of pasta? I hate half a box of anything. It just seems to sit on the shelf making you wonder if it has gone stale. Nevertheless, I used the 8 ozs. as directed and it certainly made more than enough for the two of us.
I hope you all had a great holiday, we are officially into the Christmas season now and no, I am not going to say how many days. That just tenses me up does it do that to you?