Today is the first "official" day of summer break for Buddy (and by extenstion, me too).
We had his school picnic yesterday and that was fun. It was a very hot day, though, so I couldn't wait to blow that joint and get back home!
Everyone is asked to bring something, but the PTO supplies the hot dogs and fixins. 5th grade was asked to bring side dishes, such as baked beans, etc. Well, I figured there would be 10 pots of baked beans, so I didn't want to do that.
So, I turned to the internets. What could I whip up in my crock pot that would make a nice addition to a pot luck?
I found this recipe for Macaroni and Cheese! I changed the details from 8 servings to 24 servings and went shopping.
I did read the reviews prior to prepping it and did NOT pre-cook the macaroni noodles prior to adding to the crock pot. They turned out perfect and not mooshy! I was a bit disappointed that the cheddar cheese separated on me and it didn't look very appetizing (some reviewers suggested using Velveeta in place of regular cheese), but it did taste good and I had several compliments on it and 1 request for the recipe.
Pretty surprising, considering I had never made it before.
I have some extra ingredients left over, so perhaps I will try just the regular recipe. :-)
After the kids got in bed last night, I had to call Lexmark customer service because my printer had started to act weird on Monday and I spent over an hour on the phone with them.
I must say, they have the best customer service department of any company I've ever dealt with. The issue was resolved, but I was so tired after that I didn't have time to do my blog and set it to be sent earlier, so that's why it's late today.
Also - keep your eyes peeled! I'm going to be having an Avon giveaway soon! How fun is that? Stay tuned!