Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX


June 14, 2014

Reflections on a good week


We had a good week this past week. Our youngest grandson, Travis, who is 15 and lives in Graham, spent the week with us. We’ve visited friends, taken him shooting and, most of all, he and his Papa have played guitar. In fact, as an early birthday (October) and Christmas gift we took him to Craig’s Music store in Weatherford and bought him an acoustic guitar.

He has an electric, and we had bought him a child’s acoustic years ago, but now that he’s almost grown he needed one that fit him. If you are interested in music, especial guitars, and you haven’t been to Craig’s on East Spring Street in Weatherford, we highly recommend you go. We’ve been going for years, and it’s a great place with good, honest people running it.

As many of my readers are always asking for recipes, and as I have spent this week cooking things Travis likes, I thought I would include two recipes. One is an old, old family favorite that I may have shared with you – just can’t remember – and the other is brand new and delicious, as well!

How many of you, when you were young, fixed macaroni out of a box? I know I did, but it just tasted wrong, so when the girls were still little I found a recipe that they loved and which I have found that everyone likes a lot. The ingredients are 1 cup uncooked macaroni, 1 cup grated cheese, 2 eggs, 2/3 cup milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, cayenne pepper to taste, dry bread crumbs, butter, and additional grated cheese.

Boil the macaroni in salt water. Drain, or, as I do, dip from the water. In a sprayed casserole, layer the macaroni and cheese. This is about four layers in a small casserole. Beat the eggs, milk and seasonings (I use more paprika and salt than is called for), and pour over the macaroni and cheese. Sprinkle with bread crumbs (I use Italian), dot with butter, and top with more cheese. Bake in a 350˚F oven for 30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. This serves four or makes a good two meals for two!

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