fuckyeahqueerbaking:

Dinner of champions?
Delicious roasted brussels sprouts, Mac n Cheese, and Lagunitas IPA.
Mac n’ Cheese Recipe
1/4 pound                  Macaroni noodles (elbow or shells!  I used shells)1.5 Tbs                       Butter 1.5 Tbs                       Flour1.5 tsp                        Mustard powder1 1/2 c                       Milk1                                Bay leaf1/2 tsp                      Paprika6 oz                           Cheese! I used half mozzarella (not the fancy kind) + half cheddarSalt/pepper to taste1/2 c                         Panko bread crumbs1.5 Tbs                      Butter1.  Preheat oven to 350°F and grease an 8x8-sized casserole dish2.  Boil the pasta in a pot of water until it’s al dente, meaning firm but definitely not still hard.  3.  While your pasta is boiling, get another pot on the stove.  Melt your butter in there, and then add the flour and mustard powder, whisking it so that there are no lumps.  Then add the milk, bay leaf, and the paprika.  Let that simmer for ten minutes (don’t let it boil though!), so that it gets a bit thick.  Then add 3/4 of the cheese. Add salt/pepper/whatever other spices you feel like adding until it tastes the way you want it to.4.  Stir that all up until the cheese is all nice and melty, the pour the pasta into the pot, folding it into the sauce.  Pour the mac n’ cheese into the casserole dish.  Add the last 1/4 of the cheese on top.  5.  In a saute pan, melt the butter and toss in the breadcrumbs.  Sprinkle those over the cheese.6.  Let cook in the oven for about 30 mins (you want it to get bubbly, and to brown).7.  Remove from oven, let cool a little bit so you don’t burn yourself when you get overexcited and want to eat all of it immediately from the pan.I also added some vegetarian sausage to the mix, but you don’t have to do that, obviously :)


Reblogged from my best friends blog: http://fuckyeahqueerbaking.tumblr.com/

fuckyeahqueerbaking:

Dinner of champions?

Delicious roasted brussels sprouts, Mac n Cheese, and Lagunitas IPA.

Mac n’ Cheese Recipe

1/4 pound                  Macaroni noodles (elbow or shells!  I used shells)
1.5 Tbs                       Butter
1.5 Tbs                       Flour
1.5 tsp                        Mustard powder
1 1/2 c                       Milk
1                                Bay leaf
1/2 tsp                      Paprika
6 oz                           Cheese! I used half mozzarella (not the fancy kind) + half cheddar
Salt/pepper to taste

1/2 c                         Panko bread crumbs
1.5 Tbs                      Butter

1.  Preheat oven to 350°F and grease an 8x8-sized casserole dish
2.  Boil the pasta in a pot of water until it’s al dente, meaning firm but definitely not still hard. 
3.  While your pasta is boiling, get another pot on the stove.  Melt your butter in there, and then add the flour and mustard powder, whisking it so that there are no lumps.  Then add the milk, bay leaf, and the paprika.  Let that simmer for ten minutes (don’t let it boil though!), so that it gets a bit thick.  Then add 3/4 of the cheese. Add salt/pepper/whatever other spices you feel like adding until it tastes the way you want it to.
4.  Stir that all up until the cheese is all nice and melty, the pour the pasta into the pot, folding it into the sauce.  Pour the mac n’ cheese into the casserole dish.  Add the last 1/4 of the cheese on top. 
5.  In a saute pan, melt the butter and toss in the breadcrumbs.  Sprinkle those over the cheese.
6.  Let cook in the oven for about 30 mins (you want it to get bubbly, and to brown).
7.  Remove from oven, let cool a little bit so you don’t burn yourself when you get overexcited and want to eat all of it immediately from the pan.

I also added some vegetarian sausage to the mix, but you don’t have to do that, obviously :)

Reblogged from my best friends blog: http://fuckyeahqueerbaking.tumblr.com/

10 Dollar Dinner: Roasted Salmon Greek Salad with Yogurt Sauce

Serves 4

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Ingredients:

(It might look like a lot but a lot of these are household items you already own, plus I’ll give tips on saving money!)

Roasted Salmon:

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2/3 pound wild salmon fillets, skinned (1-inch thick at thickest part, preferably center cut)
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Yogurt Sauce:
  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Greek Salad:

  • 1/2 cup mixed olives
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, thinly sliced
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled, sliced into half moons
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta

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Directions:

  • For the roasted salmon: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a cooking sheet with foil and lightly oil.
  • Pat the salmon dry. Check for bones by running your hand over the salmon from the thinnest to thickest end. Remove any bones. Sprinkle the salmon with the 2 teaspoons oil, lemon zest salt and pepper. Cook the salmon until just cooked through, 7 to 8 minutes. Let the salmon cool slightly, then flake with a fork.
  • For the yogurt sauce: Whisk the yogurt, 1 tablespoon water, lemon zest, juice, mint, salt and pepper in a bowl until combined.
  • For the Greek salad: Toss the olives, tomatoes, lettuce, scallion and cucumber in a medium bowl. Whisk the vinegar, oregano, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a small bowl. Gradually add the oil, whisking until emulsified. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss. Sprinkle the feta on top.
  • Serve the flaked roasted salmon on top of the Greek salad and drizzle with the yogurt sauce.

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Shopping Tips:

  • Because seafood and fish perish faster, a lot of grocers have it on sale some days. That’s the perfect time to buy it!

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This meal costs around $8.50 to make (give or take a couple dollars) 

HAPPY COOKING!

Ten Dollar Dinners!

Once a week I will post a dinner that costs under $10!!! Happy Cooking!

And spread the word about my blog :)

first-day-ofmy-life:

the lord is testing me.

Although this isn’t a recipe, I felt the need to indulge my inner fat kid and reblog this. Haha. Happy cooking!

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Awww well thank you! If you had a favorite food let me know and I’ll post more of that as well! :) I love feedback!! 

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