Three Cheese Baked Mac and Cheese

2 cups cooked macaroni, drained

3/4 cups evaporated milk

1/2 cup shredded Velveeta

1/2 cup shredded Triple Cheddar with Touch of Philly

1 heaping TB of margarine

1 heaping TB of cream cheese

 

1/2  cup of each shredded cheese

1/2  cup panko crumbs

1 heaping TB of melted margarine

 

Stir first 6  ingredients until blended in large bowl.

Pour into quart size casserole dish.

Add 1/2 cup of each cheese on top.

Top with panko crumbs (cover casserole completely) and melted butter.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

This is a drier mac- you could add more milk or cheese if you want the creamier version.

 

Cheesy Asparagus with Potatoes and Rice

Cheesy Asparagus Rice

1 cup frozen mixed peppers and onions

1 stick butter (or margarine)

12 oz frozen small hashbrown potatoes, microwaved until thawed

1 can cream of broccoli soup

1/2 can petite diced tomatoes, drained well

1 can or jar of asparagus, drained and chopped into small pieces

4 oz velveeta cheese

1 cup instant rice, cooked

 

Saute the peppers and onions in melted butter. Add thawed potatoes and simmer until thick and translucent. Add soup, tomatoes, asparagus, cheese and rice.

Mix well and pour into casserole dish.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  Stir and serve.

This is another basic “everything but the kitchen sink” recipe. Black olives or water chestnuts would also be good to add.Cream of anything soup could be substituted. Different types of shredded cheese could be used.

I love recipes that can be added to or taken from, depending on your personal taste. This one is very similar to my other asparagus recipe. I just wanted to post it to show other possibilities.

And bonus points for using a glass jar of asparagus- it had a neat shape and I will be making some sort of candle holder with it!