Patchwork Cooking

Adapting recipes from across the world

Mac and Cheese!

Ever look in your cabinet and all you have is Mac and Cheese from a box? But no milk in the fridge? Never fear! You CAN have a complete, filling meal with a box of mac and cheese. The secret? Cottage cheese. Yup, you read that right.

Tuesday night’s dinner went like this:

Boil macaroni from box and strain. Add cheese packet and cottage cheese. I used probably about a cup. The more you add, the creamier it will be. We don’t mind if the curdles are in there, but if you do, simply keep heating it over low heat until it melts all the way down, or run it through a food processor before adding to the pot. The breadcrumbs shown below are a couple of slices of stale bread mixed with Italian herbs and run through the food processor.

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So yummy!

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A new life for this blog

Trying to figure out our menu for the next week, we realized we have a lot of stuff hanging around in our freezer and our cabinets. We decided to revive this blog to show that you don’t always need to have “real food” laying around in order to be able to eat!

We found the couscous in the back of the cabinet – Mediterranean Curry flavored. Not sure where it came from, or why we holding on to it, but out it came! 5 minutes later – the base for our meal was complete! While the couscous cooked (say that 5 times fast!), we cut our pork chops into bite sized pieces and pan fried them with a little bit of salt, pepper, and cumin. We also boiled half a bag of frozen veggies just until they were heated through. Put it all on a plate and voila! A quick, delicious meal with very little effort and no money spent!

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Mmmmm delicious

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