It’s pasta and cheese month around here

In my last food post, I reported trouble with pudding. I’m happy to say that further attempts have been successful, and we enjoyed very tasty chocolate pudding this weekend.

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The freezer has cleared out enough for me to put the ice cream machine bowl in. I anticipate something good next weekend.

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Macaroni and cheese with squash in it (“Creamy, light mac and cheese”)

Pretty good–a bit bland, possibly partly because I subbed low quality parmesan for the romano, and not quite creamy, possibly because the squash to cheese ratio was too high, but I do like squash in my mac and cheese. Even if I’m not trying to hide veggies from kids. Next time I would buy romano.

I’ve got a recipe in a vegetarian Mexican cookbook that I like better–it uses cheddar cheese, and has chiles in adobo.

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Quick Pastitsio

This was good. I subbed ricotta for the cream cheese, since we had a tub of frozen ricotta on hand. It ended up quite soupy–I know I doubled the flour when I doubled everything else–but was still quite tasty.

Also a bit on the bland side, but see ricotta vs cream cheese. And it’s not like I don’t read the recipes beforehand and see the lack of spices they call for, so I shouldn’t complain.

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  1. It’s good to experiment. One of these days you’ll create a new sensation. 🙂

    Mmmm on the ice cream bowl – we’ve been experimenting too. I’ve been wanting to blog about the my strawberry dessert….

  2. Elizabeth

    I love strawberries, so I hope you will post about it!

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