Emergency 3 Cheese Mac and Cheese and the Great Kitchen Accident

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fair Warning- This post might potentially be a little gory.

So tonight, while preparing dinner, I managed to slice tip of my thumb off using a cheese grater!  I promptly called my friend Melissa who is a veterinarian to come and see if I needed stitches.  She is a SAINT.  God Bless her.  I have NO IDEA what I would do without Melissa.  She is a good friend.  Plus, I figured if I had to go get stitches, she would be able to tell instantly.  Unfortunately it wasn't an injury that could be fixed with stitches.  Melissa made a really good bandage for it and helped to slow the bleeding.  She also helped me finish dinner, which is not easy to do with one hand and a starving 2 year old.  David was working a 12 hour shift today so he wasn't going to be home until late.  Anyway, I had planned to make my regular old macaroni and cheese, but plans changed.  This makeshift mac and cheese, which I am calling "emergency" turned out super yummy and it was SUPER easy...easy enough to make with one hand!  Of course, I had already grated all the cheese...and half of my thumb! Haha.  Instead of making the cheese sauce from scratch, I was lucky and in the cupboard I happened to have a jar of Newman's Own Alfredo that I used.  It turned out SO yummy!

Emergency 3 Cheese Mac and Cheese

  • 1 (16 oz) box spiral pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 (15 oz) jar Alfredo sauce (I used Newman's Own but you could use refrigerated, or even leftover homemade- just be careful of the ingredients list).
  • 2 cups of three grated cheeses of your choice (I used swiss, cheddar, and parmesan)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, spray a 13 X 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.  Mix the pasta with Alfredo sauce, the peas, and half of the cheese.  Pour into the baking dish and top with the remaining cheese.  Bake 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.  Yummy!

Daniel LOVED this and kept asking for "Mo macnoni tees" (more macaroni and cheese).  So cute!
Until next time, happy and HEALTHY cooking and EATING!


Karin said...

Your poor thumb. I cringed reading about it. OW!

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