Eat Your Heart Out.. Well Maybe Just One Serving!


I have been married for 23 years this June. I never thought my cooking was good but Gary always ate it and never complained. Well maybe once. I decided it was time for me to straighten up and fly right or get traded in on a new model!  In an earlier post this month I posted about my wonderful find “Fix It and Forget It” crockpot cookbook at Dollar General for $8.00. Today I saw the same book at Wal-Mart for $15.99.

Tonight Mac and Cheese.  It is wonderful. Here is the recipe and it gets 5 stars and definately a keeper.

Macaroni and Cheese, By Sherry L. Lapp, Lancaster, PA  Page  145

8 oz of elbow macaroni,  I cooked mine for about 10 mintues on stove according to the box directions.

13 oz can evaporated milk

1 cup whole milk.. I used skim.

1/4 cup butter melted,  I did not melt mine

2 large eggs, slightly beaten

4 cups total of sharp shredded cheese divided.  I did not seperate mine.

1/4 tsp to 1/2 tsp salt, according to taste. I did not use much because we do not like a lot of salt.

1/8 tps white pepper. I did not use this.. I used regular pepper to taste when I put on plate.

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese.

In slow cooker combine lightly cooked macaroni, evaporated milk, whole milk and butter, eggs and 3 cups of cheese, salt and pepper.   (I combined everything including ALL 4 cups of cheese)  Top with remaining cheddar and Parmesan..  I only had to top with Parmesan.. That is just me.. Sometimes I cant follow perfectly.  Cover . Cook on Low 3 hours.. I covered and cooked on high 3 hours. I was pressed for time.  Before I served it I gave it a good stir.

IT TURNED OUT PERFECT. This would be a great dish to take to your church function or anything else . You could cook it even day before and when you got to function leave it on low and it would stay perfect until ready to serve.

We had serving of Mac and Cheese, slice of pork roast, creamed peas and tea.  I can say one thing. WE LOVED IT.. The first bite… I swear I heard the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing Hallellujah, Hallellujah!! “cause it was heavenly just like their singing!  

It is wonderful,  a keeper and plenty left over for more meals. This would be great if you had children. Cook it, feed them and put rest in refrigerator for another day.  I may even try to freeze some.  It really is good.

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5 Responses to Eat Your Heart Out.. Well Maybe Just One Serving!

  1. SewCalGal says:

    Sounds yummy. Thank you for sharing. I’m not a good cook and fortunately my husband does most of the cooking. But I do try to cook periodically and have done pretty well with some crock pot dishes. This sounds yummy and something I could handle. I’ll definitely give it a try based on your recommendation. Thank you…I do appreciate. I don’t want my hubby trading me in either!

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  2. Deara says:

    MMMMMMMMMMMMM looks deelicious, and I bet you are a really great cook too!!! I know your husband must love your cooking!!!!!

  3. Gene Black says:

    Sounds good to me! But if I made that it would go bad before I could eat it all….let me know how it works when you freeze some.
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  4. Jocelyn says:

    I love that cookbook! I’ve never tried the Mac and Cheese, although my children LOVE any kind of macaroni and cheese dish. That’s the first thing they head for at the family gatherings. I will have to give the Fix It and Forget It recipe a try. Thanks for sharing your research 🙂

  5. chris says:

    I say try it.. Gene you could cut the recipe in half.. I just make the whole recipe so we could have it for a couple of days.. I would think freezing would do just fine.. Then when you put it in the pan to warm you could put a tiny bit of milk. I am going to also try it again with soymilk.. Something came to mind last night. I thought you could even add frozen English Peas to it along with maybe some baked or boiled chicken chopped up.. There are all kinds of things to do and it is so easy and sooo good.. I never have made regular mac and cheese only the kind out of box on stove top that sucked with the fake cheese stuff. But this was good and so comforting. I saw a Fix it and Forget it diabetic book. I am going to try to find that one online or wait and see if the Dollar Store gets it.. But basically it looked like the regular one. Just watch what you put with what..