Monday, February 27, 2012
This is a crime in all 50 states
I am sharing this recipe with deep shame and utter disregard for all things healthy. At 50.4% fat calories there is little I can do to justify it. But this is Man Food with capital letters. I would have included a picture but as soon as it came out of the oven it was gone.
Bacon Tomato Mac and Cheese - 4 servings at your own risk.
2 Cups macaroni -- cooked and drained
1/4 pound bacon -- diced
1 small onion -- diced
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups milk
8 ounces cheddar cheese -- grated
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
black pepper -- to taste
Slow Roasted Tomatoes -- 1/2 recipe
Cook the macaroni halfway. Drain and set aside.
Brown bacon in a large saucepan. Remove bacon bits.
To fat in pan add onions. Sweat until translucent.
Add Flour. Cook several minutes.
Whisk in milk. Add seasoning.
Dice the roasted tomatoes and add, along with any juice.
Mix macaroni into sauce. Turn out into a sprayed casserole. Sprinkle top with bacon bits.
Bake at 350 for an hour.
Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 780 Calories; 44g Fat (50.4% calories from fat); 38g Protein; 59g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 108mg Cholesterol; 1545mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Non-Fat Milk; 6 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.
Slow Roasted Tomatoes
8 Roma tomatoes -- halved
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
Place the halved tomatoes on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat well. Place the tomatoes cut-side down, and cook for 2 hours.
When cool, remove the skins. Eat half as a side with a simple broiled chicken breast and reserve the other half. this lighter dinner will help offset the damage done by the subsequent meal.