Three Cheese Macaroni – lightened Up

Good evening! This is my first-ever post written in Windows Live Writer, and let me tell you already, that I LOVE it! Even in the simple process of uploading and arranging the five below pictures I was probably saved five minutes. I am looking forward to toying around with this software that I did not even realize was on my computer until today! WordPress aggravates me on a daily basis, and Windows Live Writer already seems immensely more user-friendly.

You know what I really love about it though? All the new emoticons! Now, I must admit that I am a rather wanton emoticon user. (Definitely just consulted thesaurus.com for ‘promiscuous’ synonyms. I’m not sure I chose the proper part of speech though. Oh well.) So the prospect of having dozens of new emoticons at my disposal makes me rather giddy. …I wonder if there is a thesaurus in Windows Live Writer? Rolling on the floor laughing

This past weekend I was searching online for some light recipes, and when I saw this recipe for Three Cheese Macaroni on the Food Network website, I knew it had to be mine. Especially when the recipe bragged that while a typical mac ‘n’ cheese recipe contains around 900 calories per serving ( Surprised smile ), this one only has a modest 403 calories per serving (1 1/3 cup = 1 serving).

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Ingredients (recipe from the Food Network):

  • 1 egg
  • 12-ounce can evaporated milk
  • pinch of cayenne pepper and of nutmeg
  • S & P
  • Muenster cheese (4 ounces)
  • Sharp cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
  • Parmesan cheese (1 ounce)
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 4 cups medium pasta shells

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This recipe was fairly easy, and involves pureeing the cooked cauliflower in a blender with the cheese and milk mixture, which adds extra creaminess and volume to the cheese sauce, without adding a significant amount of calories. And I honestly could not taste the cauliflower (nor would I have minded if I could; I like cauliflower). The best part is that there is not a long baking time. Once your sauce is made and your pasta is cooked, all that simply need be done is to combine the two, and to pop the mac under the broiler for a few minutes!

Like all the other food bloggers out there (and photographers in general!) my photography is struggling this winter with the lack of natural light. Guess I’ll do what I can until April, or so, rolls around.

Note Currently listening to: Something I Can Never Have – Nine Inch Nails.

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2 thoughts on “Three Cheese Macaroni – lightened Up

  1. Pingback: Look at my Macaroni | Meg.Goes.Nom.Nom.

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