I never thought this day would come, but it is here - I am posting a recipe from my Mom! To be fair, I don't think I have ever wrote about my Mom's culinary skills, so you may be wondering why it's such a big deal that she FINALLY gave me a recipe. Well, my Mom is a lot of things (loving, smart, supportive, beautiful) but being a cook has never been one of them. It's not that she is a bad cook - she just never really cooked. However, she has recently started letting her culinary wings expand and has started trying new recipes - yay for Mom!!
The Lord knows there is a "cooking gene" in our family - my Grandma could cook up a feast for a small army (and probably a big one had you asked her to) and have everyone's belly and taste-buds satisfied. My Mom has made numerous jokes about the cooking gene passing a generation, skipping her. But it seems now that the cooking gene is making an appearance in my Mom - which is very exciting, and I am looking forward to the recipes she finds along the way!
Oh, and if you do know my mom - no need to get your head examined, she indeed made a recipe with onions in it. Are the tides changing? :)
I love you Mom! xoxo
Mom's Easy Mac & Cheese
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup (10.75 oz)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
¼ teaspoon black pepper
3 cups elbow pasta, cooked and drained
2 cups shredded cheese - any kind your heart desires ♥
1 can (2.8 ounces) French fried onions
1. Heat the oven to 400°F.
2. Stir the soup, milk, mustard, pepper, pasta and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese
in a baking dish.
3. Bake for 20 minutes or until it's hot and bubbling.
4. Stir the mixture. Sprinkle with onions and remaining cheese, bake until the
onions are golden.
adapted from Campbell's Kitchen - Crunchy Macaroni & Cheese