What I Ate Wednesday!

Hi everyone!  This is my first time participating with the What I Ate Wednesday community by Peas & Crayons!

I started my day with some pancakes… I’ve been on a real pancake kick lately and I’ve been making them in batches and then freezing them.  Pop them in the toaster in the morning and you’re good to go!  I don’t feel guilty eating pancakes  nearly every morning since these don’t have any of sugar.  Okay, it’s more like a peanut butter pancake sandwich!

As a snack I had 2 of my juice pulp crackers with peanut butter smeared on them, YUM!

For lunch I enjoyed ginger, kale, spinach, carrot, and pineapple juice and a banana.

 

 

I kept lunch light because I was in the process of helping my Madre make my Great Grandmom Por0benski’s Homemade Macaroni and Cheese. One of my absolutely favorite splurges is macaroni and cheese.  My Great Grandmom Porobenski had explained to my Madre that she had to come up with some recipes to make food stretch since she had so many mouths to feed (6 kids).  Being that my Great Grandmother is Spanish (yup, she married a Pollock), she added some extra love (tomatoes!) to her dish.  I’d like to think that she also added some extra spices, but I’ll have to further investigate that.

Great Grandmom Porobenski’s Homemade Spanish Macaroni and Cheese

1 can of evaporated milk

1/2 stick of butter

1/2 c. of a finely chopped white onion

1 lb. of uncooked pasta

1 tbsp. of power garlic powder

2-3 cans of chopped tomatoes (optional)

Cheese: this is a personal preference.  My Madre stuck with the original recipe using 1/3 lb. of the following cheeses: colby, monterrey, american, and cheddar.

First, put your pot of boiling water on for the macaroni, and then in a separate pan melt the 1/2 stick of butter and cook the onions till they’re translucent.  Then, add in the can of evaporated milk and once the butter and evaporated milk are mixed together you can add your cheese.  If you buy block cheese, you can take the time to shred it or cut into small blocks. Continue to mix the cheese well and make sure everything has melted evenly.  Once your macaroni is drained, add the cheese mixture in a nice big pot.  If you prefer to add in chopped tomatoes, drain the cans and then mix them in.

Fill a nice big bowl and enjoy 🙂

Hahaha, you like my big Bowl of Self Esteem?!

Let me know if try the mac & cheese recipe and how you liked it!  And if you made any alterations, I’d love to know!  I’ve been known to alter a mac and cheese recipe from time to time.

 

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