Here’s a few deals for your home from Ann-Marie of Chaos Is Bliss.
Happy Easter! Our family will celebrate by attending the early service at church, followed by the annual Easter Egg Hunt, then head home where we’ll welcome my family over for a feast! I’m bringing out the china, cloth napkins, the works! I hope you all enjoy this day and are able to relax with loved ones.
Since we’ll be up early at church, I needed to make a few side dishes that would either cook quickly when we get home, or slowly while we’re away. One I chose is a crock pot Macaroni & Cheese, from Southern Living: Slow-Cooker Cookbook. I’ve never tried cooking pasta in a slow cooker, I’m a little worried about the shells being overcooked or pasty, but we’ll see. I like that this recipe uses uncooked pasta, so you really can get everything together in the crock pot, and let it be for a few hours.
I’ll share the recipe in case you might like to try it Easter Sunday as well, and next week I’ll post over at Chaos Is Bliss my results with photos! Wish me luck!
Extra-Cheesy Macaroni and Cheese
- 1 (8-oz) package shredded Italian three-cheese blend
- 1 (8-oz) package shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 (12-oz) can evaporated milk
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 1 tsp salt
- ¾ tsp dry mustard
- ¼ tsp ground red pepper
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 8 oz small shell pasta (about 2 ¼ cups), uncooked
Combine the cheeses in a bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, then add next 6 ingredients and whisk until combined. Stir in pasta and 3 cups of the cheese mixture. Lightly grease your slow cooker. Pour in mixture and stop with 3/4 cup cheese mixture. Cook on low for 4 hours. Serve sprinked with remaining cheese. Makes 6-8 servings.
Ann-Marie is a SAHM of 3 fun-loving kiddos. Her passion for sharing tips & deals with everyone (literally ” therapists, technicians, random strangers in line… ) inspired her to begin her own blogging journey. Chaos Is Bliss was launched in October 2010 to share ideas on all things home & family.