Sausage, bacon, cheese – oh, my!

Yesterday was exhausting!

I couldn’t wait to crawl into bed!  In addition to getting the ingredients together to do the detox this week, I also managed to volunteer to make pasta for the soccer team.  So yesterday was spent chopping a lot of veggies, cooking a lot of pasta and trying not to snack on any of it.  Here are some of the temptations that surrounded me…


This was the sausage, onion, and cheese pasta I made for the team.  My son said it was a big hit!  I was drooling over the sausage, but refrained from giving in.

Since I had a huge pot of water, I made bacon mac and cheese for dinner last night.  I don’t care for the processed cheeses, so I made a cheese sauce that started with a roux (equal parts butter and flour).


Once it turned a light brown, I added some 1% milk (because it’s what we had in the refrigerator) and waited for it to thicken to this point…


Then I added a bunch of cheese (I had some pre shredded Colby jack) and then added the pasta.  I had to set some plain mac and cheese aside for the picky eater, but chopped bacon to mix into the main dish.


Bacon.  Just look at it…


Here are the final products…


Looks pretty yummy, right?

The last and most important thing I made yesterday was the soup for the detox.  I don’t always follow the recipe exactly, but I do try to load it up with veggies…fresh, canned, frozen…just lots.


I also always use bouillon cubes.  Sometimes I use beef, sometimes chicken, sometimes vegetable and sometimes a mix.  Yesterday’s version turned out like this…



Today I’ve chopped some veggies and heated some frozen veggies, but I have yet to cook anything.

hmmm… I’d better go figure out what the kids are having for dinner!



About macfishreed

I'm a former country girl living in the suburbs with my four guys. I enjoy re-using, re-inventing and re-imagining just about anything!
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