|This is Frankie. She always looks this *happy*!|
My Dad loves photography and had bought a Nikon D5000 a year or so ago. He’s hardly seen without it. Well one day he dropped a hint that he was upgrading to the latest and greatest and wasn’t needing the 5000 anymore. He knows that I’ve been trying to get better photos for my blog and said he’d give it to me. Well, it’s in my hot little hands and now I need to figure out how to use the darned thing. There are so many bells, whistles, buttons, settings….blah blah blah. It’s very confusing going from a point and shoot to the Mack Daddy of DSLR’s. Anyway, today while I was waiting for noon to strike so I could warm up the Mac & Cheese, I went around the house and snapped some pics.
|Just some of the seedlings that have taken over my back porch|
|Christmas Cactus that forgot it’s not Christmastime and bloomed again.|
|Sedum “Autumn Joy” just starting to bud. Pic was through glass so its not as crisp.|
Mac & Cheese w/ Bacon, Caramelized Onions and Peas
4 cups Reduced Salt Chicken Broth
2 cups Fat Free Milk
1 lb shaped pasta
6 tbsp water
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 medium onion, sliced
1/4 lb Canadian Bacon, chopped
1 cup peas, fresh or frozen
1 cup reduced fat Mozzarella, grated
1/2 cup reduced fat Sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
Pepper to taste
- In a large pot add the chicken broth and milk and bring just to a boil. Add the pasta to the milk mixture and cook according to directions, until al dente.
- In a small frying pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat, add the onions and cook until they begin to caramelize, about 7-9 minutes. Add the Canadian bacon and continue to cook for 3-4 more minutes. Add the peas and turn off the heat.
- In a small bowl add the water and cornstarch and mix to combine. Add to the cooked pasta & milk mixture and stir will to incorporate. Add the caramelized onions, bacon and both cheeses and stir to combine. If the mixture is too stringy, you can add a touch more milk. Add fresh ground pepper to taste and serve.
Serving size: 1/6 of a recipe (13.4 ounces).