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Monday, February 20, 2012

Looking In the Window: Sharing a Favorite Bible Verse and a Recipe


Mother’s Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients: Elbow macaroni noodles, cheese, milk, eggs, salt and pepper to taste, margarine or butter (optional)
Greased casserole dish. (I use olive oil)
The amount of noodles determines the number of servings. To serve four, prepare enough noodles for four.
Drain noodles. Fill a one-cup measuring cup with the cooked noodles and pour them one at a time into the greased casserole dish.
Measure exactly as many cups of grated cheese as there are noodles. (For example four cups of noodles and four cups of cheese) Cheeses can be all one kind or mixed—2 cups of cheddar, 1 cup of Monteray jack, 1 cup of Colby. Use what you like. If there are extra noodles, save them for another dish. The amount of cheese must equal the amount of noodles.
Beat an egg. Stir into noodles and cheese. (Egg Beaters can be used)
Pour milk into the casserole dish until it’s almost even with the mixture of cheese, noodles and eggs.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Completely cover the top of the macaroni and cheese with more grated cheese. Dot with margarine or butter if desired.
Bake on 350 degrees about forty-five minutes or until the entire casserole is firm.
Romans 8: 28, “And we know that in all thing God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Cammie O’Shea suffers a traumatic split-up with her fiancé. At the same time a new job in Destin, Florida, calls her away from family and friends. Alone, her spirit broken, she hardly has the heart to meet her boss, Bill Collins, editor of The Sun Dial, let alone deal with the dynamic Vic Delona, a real estate developer. Yet her job and the success of the paper hinge on her writing a successful article about Vic and his new development. While she wants no new relationships he thwarts her efforts to complete the assignment, arranges extra meetings and attempts to court her. She resists his advances. But mysterious break-ins occur at Cammie and her friend’s condos. When Cammie and Vic launch their own investigation into the vandalism, Cammie grows close to him. In the midst of the confusion she gets an opportunity to return home to her old job. Will Vic solve the crimes and win Cammie’s heart or will she leave Destin?

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Miss Mae said...

Is that your mother? She's beautiful! And I always loved my own mom's homemade mac & cheese, no store bought already-in-a-box. But I couldn't even begin to tell you how she did it! LOL

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Miss Mae,
Thank you. Yes, that's my mother when she was nineteen. We love mac and cheese too.

Anne Patrick said...

Can't wait to try your mother's recipe, Gail. I LOVE Mac & Cheese! Thanks so much for sharing. Loved the Bible verse, too. It's one of my favorties.

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Anne,
Thanks so much for stopping by. We all love my mother's macaroni and cheese. I think you will too.

Larry Hammersley said...

Hi Gail: Can I include a recipe of mine and Betty Crocker's if I don't locate a recipe of Mom's? I'm sure I have some of her recipes but if I can't find an appropriate one I'd include her photo anyway and a favorite Bible verse of mine.

Gail Pallotta said...

That sounds great, Larry! Thanks for stopping by.

Laurean Brooks said...

Gail, I love your unique idea. The mac and cheese recipe made my mouth water, and the scripture verse nourished my soul.

What more can a body ask for?

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Laurean,
Thanks so much for stopping by. Glad you liked the recipe and the verse.