Monday, May 2, 2011

Whatcha Got Cookin' {Spicy Mac}

First of all, I know.  I kind of dropped off the face of the earth for the last few days.  But I've been a little overwhelmed with...everything, life.
First we had problems with the internet.  We have Verizon.  We love their phone service, but we aren't feeling so charitable toward the internet.  They told us when we signed up for it that we were getting the biggest package and there was no way we would ever touch that much internet.  Then they changed how they bill and we go over every month.  And it is a BIG ol' fee when you go over!  Grr!  So I had to turn the computer off and hide it until the usage rolled over again.  Then, the day the internet rolled over, I got online to look for some images for Charly's birthday invitations, and BAM!  I got a virus!  Double Grr!
While all this was going on, Daddy Did It found out he got a job out of state and we will be moving this summer. YAY!  And AH!  And YIKES!  all in one!
We got the computer back the day before he left, but I have been so busy playing single mommy that I haven't had a chance to post.  But I swear I have some stuff saved up. Hopefully I will be able to get some pictures edited after I get the kids to bed tonight and get some fun posts up for ya!

So, for now, here's one of our favorite comfort food recipes.  Because with everything going on right now, I am in need of some serious comfort!

Spicy Mac
  • 2 cans cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup (I used one of each)
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. mayo
  • 2 tbsp. chopped onion & 2 tbsp. green pepper-microwaved for 1 minute
  • 1 can diced green chilies (4 oz.)
  • 4 c. grated cheese
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Boil 6 cups of macaroni for 4-5 minutes.  Drain.  Combine with sauce.  Spread in 9x13 pan.  Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes, or until cheese is melted all the way through and the top is bubbly.

This mac and cheese is sooo yummy.  The name is a little deceiving.  It isn't really all that spicy, but it is delicious!  ** It also tastes great with a pound of ground beef mixed in!


  1. As a New Mexican, I'm of the belief that Green Chile makes everything taste better. Now I want to make some. :)

  2. Oh how I love Mac and Cheese and with green chilies added? Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing

  3. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog, and for the complement on my Jean flower! I WILL be making this yummy looking dish for tomorrows supper. Thanks for sharing it!

  4. This looks SO good!! Thanks for sharing!


  5. This looks very yummy! thanks for linking it up to our Wicked awesome wednesday link party.

  6. oh so yummy mac n cheese is comfy food and I love the way you kicked it up
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  7. I'm sorry to hear about your comp. I feel your pain! Here's hoping for a quick and easy move this summer.

    Thanks for posting adding this very COMFORTING mac & cheese to Sweets This Week. This looks like it completely hits the spot.


  8. I've never had SPICY mac and cheese. I'm slowly starting to add raw cheese back in my diet...going to try this soon!

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week...