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Monday, March 1, 2010

Martha Mondays - Healthy Macaroni and Cheese

This weeks Martha Mondays project was chosen my Robyn over at Robyn's Nest. Her pick was Martha's Healthy Macaroni and Cheese where you use pureed butternut squash and ricotta with the elbow macaroni and some sharp cheddar cheese, topped with a little Parmesan and breadcrumbs.

I did follow the recipe mostly, but I microwaved the squash just because it is easier than trying to cut up the uncooked squash. I also changed the seasoning a tad. I didn't have cayenne so I used a little garlic, tarragon and Tuscan seasoning, not too much. I seasoned it more how I would the squash rather than mac and cheese.

This was another easy recipe to make and it turned out fine. We all liked it, but we enjoyed it more as a squash baked pasta, rather than replacement for mac and cheese. I think it definitely needed added seasoning, for us anyway.

Thanks Robyn it was a good choice for a busy day! A nice warm baked dish. Can't wait to see how you liked yours! Check out how Pru's turned out on her blog Perfecting Pru . You can also check out the Martha Mondays Blog List on Brette's Blog Martha and Me.

Okay this is off subject, but yesterday was a clear sunny day and after the rainy Saturday we had we took advantage of it and went to the bay front for a walk. Tucker gives us this "hey am I going with you?" look. I'm sure all you dog owners are familiar with the look! We decided to check out the sculptures on display for Sarasota Season of Sculpture since we haven't seen the ones for this year yet. I will post more on this on my other blog Aqua Sunday.
I just wanted to share another photo of Tucker, this one he's checking out one of the sculptures.

And here is the sign that tells you about it.

I just found out from Wade that they both had some of the Healthy Macaroni and Cheese for a snack after he picked up Maranda from school today. So I guess they weren't just saying that they liked it! Have a good Monday!