All posts tagged: macaroni

Surf & Turf Mac & Cheese

Surf and turf is an American export and combines seafood and meat together in a single dish. It has gluttonous origins and suggests extravagance by combining two of the most expensive things off the menu. Can’t decide between the steak or the lobster? Have both! Gluttons unite! Here in New Zealand – a country that has an abundance of great seafood and meat – we don’t really do surf and turf. In true kiwi style, extravagance only goes with a slice of humble pie and what is more humble than mac and cheese? This recipe uses 3 elements and the oven but as long as you read the recipe through before you start, you’ll be ok. There’s plenty of time to do everything even if there is a little multi-tasking involved. Clean up as you go, there’s 15 minutes of downtime at the end to take care of the dishes and throw together a quick salad. Surf & Turf Mac & Cheese Enough for 2 dinners and 2 lunches (or a nuclear family) Ingredients 250 …

Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back chili mac

Here is where we need ya, hey it’s nice to see ya! Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back Chilly Mac This catchy chorus isn’t about food but it’s not exactly a misheard lyric either. In any case, hearing about Chilly Mac made me want to eat a chili mac for dinner. What’s better than chili mac? Chili mac and cheese! First I made mac and cheese based on the good old Edmonds cookbook recipe. Then I browned some mince with a heaped teaspoon of chili seasoning, added a can of pasta (tomato) sauce and a can of kidney beans. I poured the mac and cheese into an overproof dish and topped with the chili. Grated cheese on top and then bunged it into the oven to get golden for about 20 minutes. I made enough for about 4 people so there was plenty left for leftover lunch the next day. These days the only time I bring lunch is when I have leftovers. There’s no effort involved in making a little bit more at dinner …