Incredibly Simple And Creamy Mac And Cheese

Happy Resurrection weekend. I am busy loving on my family, and honoring the Lord. However, I wanted to stop by the blog to share something with my extended family here at JnF. It’s a recipe for what is possibly a Easter dinner staple: Mac and Cheese. Well, I am all about simplifying a dish without sacrificing it’s taste quality. Less time in the kitchen means more time with our loved ones and with the Lord. While, I usually make my Mac and Cheese in 3 parts; which includes boiling the pasta elbows, making the creamy sauce in a separate pot, and bring all ingredients together in the oven; well this recipe takes place all in one pot, and there is no baking involved!!! 🙂

First I boiled some water, then added the pasta. The pasta began to get sort of soft, and the water all but disappeared. At that point I added about 1 cup evaporated milk, a dash of salt and pepper, garlic powder, a dab of olive oil, and I stirred in a egg.

Now that I had my base of creaminess on the pasta, I let it come to a slow boil. I began to add about 3 cups of Extra Sharp Shredded Cheddar Cheese.  Add the cheese slowly, stirring at the same time. The results will be this, creamy, flavorful mac and cheese:

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I’d like to leave you with this:

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:

While we were still sinners, Christ dies for us.  (Romans 5:8)

He is risen!!!

 

Easy Christmas Meal: Stuffed Turkey Rolls and Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Every year the holiday season comes along, and I kind of get anxiety. There is so much pressure, especially on parents to create magical and wonder-filled Christmas memories and traditions, packed with perfect gifts, beautiful décor, and delicious elaborate meals.  Well just as the anxiety kicks in, I kick it’s butt by reminding myself that Jesus is the reason for the season!

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.(Luke 2:4-7)

A delicious meal is expected on a day like Christmas. But it doesn’t have to be one that is labor intensive. That’s why this recipe of Stuffed Turkey Rolls with Fresh Cranberry Sauce on the side is so perfect. You still get to experience all the flavors of the holidays we all know and love, but without all the hours poured into it.

Stuffed Turkey Rolls:

Boil about 4 cups or so of water.

While the water is boiling:

Chop red and yellow bell peppers (green too if you’d like), medium white onion, and about a cup of baby bella mushrooms.

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Sautee over medium heat, until veggies are soft and wilted.

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In a medium size bowl, add the stuffings and pour the boiled water over it (not all, use discretion) until it is a soft but firm texture. Add the wilted veggies.

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Now lay 2-3 pieces of turkey slices next to eachother, and a spoonful of the stuffing’s. Roll the turkey slices up. Repeat until all turkey slices are finished. ( Whatever left over stuffing you have can be served on the side)

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Homemade gravy:

In the same pan that the veggies were sautéed in add a cup or two of chicken broth. Bring to a slow simmer. Add a few spoons of flour while stirring rapidly to avoid lumps. Let gravy thicken some (adding more flour will yield a thicker consistency) and finish with a pinch of salt and pepper.

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Before placing the rolls in the oven, pour the gravy on top of each roll.

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Bake rolls for about 20-25 minutes on about 350 degrees.

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Fresh Cranberry Sauce:

Jesus + Food: Fresh Cranberry Sauce

In a quart pan, add a pack of fresh cranberry, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup white or raw sugar. Bring to a slow simmer, stirring often until the cranberries are jellied. Cool before serving.

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Serve with a dinner roll, like this one, and there you have it a simple, but delicious Christmas dinner. And the best part is after you prepare this meal, you still have time to reflect on this glorious day, and the true purpose behind it.

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Ingredients:

Stuffed Turkey Rolls:

1-2 lbs of honey roasted turkey, sliced thin

2-3 boxes of stove top stuffing’s

1 Onion, 1 Red Pepper, 1 Yellow Pepper, and 1 cup babybella mushrooms

Homemade Gravy:

Chicken Broth

A few tablespoons of All Purpose flour

A pinch of salt and pepper

Cranberry Sauce:

A bag of fresh cranberries

1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup Orange Juice

1/2 cup sugar of choice