Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dad's Back!!!

As many of you already know, my dad was in the hospital over the beginning of the week and is now safely home! He had originally passed out on Sunday evening, and we later found out that it was due to loss of blood, caused by a bleeding ulcer! The doctor was so kind as to show us, in color, a clear picture of Dad's intestines! Fun, fun, fun! I realized while watching those pics that my dad is handsome both inside and out! Only he's not slimy and pink on the outside! He is going to work tomorrow morning, and he has a full 3 loads! The docs want Dad back for some follow-up tests in about 8 weeks. All is well! More to come soon!

Until next time,



Mac 'n' cheese

1 lb. dry elbow macaroni
2lb block extra sharp cheddar cheese
Butter (Cold butter and soft butter)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Cook the macaroni until just under done. Strain and rinse. While the macaroni cooks, shred up the cheddar cheese.

3. After macaroni is strained, butter the inside of a casserole dish, thoroughly.

4.Put down a very thin layer of macaroni on the bottom. (just enough so you can't see the bottom of the dish) Sprinkle cheese on top of macaroni layer. Cut thin slices of cold butter and lay on top of the cheese. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top of butter and cheese.

5. Repeat step 3 until the dish is full to the brim! (Or you run out of ingredients!) On the top layer sprinkle a thin film of paprika!

6. Bake for 30 minutes
, covered with foil. After the first half hour uncover the dish and bake for another 30 minutes.

7. Serve warm and enjoy!


  1. If you like a little extra zing in your macaroni and cheese, you can try a little tiny bit of crumbled bleu cheese in one or more of your layers, too. You have to be careful, though, cuz the bleu cheese can really overpower the cheddar if you use too much. Another thing for extra zing is a little shredded Asiago cheese in each of your layers. Again, this is kind of strong (and not cheap either), so just a little will do. Yummy!

  2. And I'm glad your dad is ok! Love you all!