Each week just gets crazier and crazier. This week we have the announcement that we will have hologram TV soon (I, of course, am picturing the squirrel from Christmas vacation running through my living room), we get free pelvic exams from the TSA every time we fly, and some guy gets drunk and almost eats all the remaining members of an entire newly discovered species of lizard.
How in the world anyone could possibly ever feel bored in this country is beyond me. It only takes five seconds to find a completely crazy story.
I wanted to share some things with you this week since we are getting close to the holidays, and we are all about to lose our collective minds for a month or two.
First, a recipe for macaroni and cheese, which I consider one of my specialties, as you know if you've made what I call Crack & Cheese, recipe here.
However, I was intrigued by a recipe shared by Lee during our Hope You Can Cling To chatter for crockpot mac & cheese. Yes, I said crockpot.
I went and bought a crockpot to try this, and it was worth EVERY penny - this mac & cheese is DIVINE!!! Never in a million years would I have guessed that this would do well in a crockpot. I suggest you run out and buy everything necessary for this right this second, and then come back here and thank me.
Lee's Crack & Cheese (with a few mods)
* 1 package (16 ounces) elbow macaroni
* 1 stick butter, melted
* 2 eggs, beaten
* 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
* 1/2 c. half n half
* 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, Campbell's, undiluted
* 1 cup whole milk
* 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided into 2 C & 1 C
* 1.5 cups shredded asiago cheese
Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker; add butter. In a bowl, combine the eggs, evaporated milk, soup, milk and 3.5 cups cheese (mix the 2 C cheddar with the asiago). Pour over macaroni mixture; stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for~ 3 hours. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Cook 15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Whisper my name. :)
Next, in the animal department.... When Maddie gets crazy brain, she runs into my office, jumps and slides on my desk, and knocks everything on it down behind my desk, including her little furry thing she sits on. When I was at HEB the other day I saw these and thought I'd give them a try since they say they won't hurt furniture. Well dang it if it didn't stick the little furry thingie down on my desk and make me IMMUNE to crazy brain!! Highly recommend for those with animals with crazy brain. Or other people who need sticky stuff.
I saw this link on Splitcoast to Wal-Mart's Black Friday sale and wow - look at the price on that Canon Rebel! I also read that they were doing free shipping for online orders for the holidays, and I know everyone can use a break right now, so I thought I'd share.
This past weekend was Virtual Stamp Night - actually - you have until 10 PM tonight to upload your cards if you played - and it was amazing!! I didn't get to do all the challenges, but I sure had fun with the ones I did. The first one I did was a non-traditional Christmas challenge - no green or red. So I chose blue & orange, of course. I was inspired by the colors in the Travel Journal DSP, which is my background. The card base is Tangerine Tango. The ornament is the Heirloom Ornament Nestabilities shape, embossed in my Wizard, and sponged with Bashful Blue. I have seam binding and a Jolee's Angel sticker on top with some silver cord. The greeting is from Welcome Christmas.
I love that big bold JOY.
It's how I feel when I conquer crazy brain or have some really, really great Crack & Cheese. :)
Hope you have a JOYful Monday.