I intended to take a blogging break until after New Year’s, but plans have a way of changing. Today we were to go snowboarding. Next week, we were to go to my in-laws for a few days. Now the plans are to stay at home. My daughter has the new flu. My son has a bad cold. Today my hubby started to show symptoms of we aren’t sure what. I’m thinking it’s the flu. He’s being optimistic and hoping for a cold. I’m…well, actually, I’m o.k. at present. This happens to us every now and then. This is the second time I remember that we pretty much missed Christmas. It would be easy to feel sorry for myself, but then I remember people with a loved one in ICU or someone who lost a parent this year and I realize that I have nothing to complain about. My focus needs to be on the “Who” of Christmas, not the “what I can’t do.”
Last night, I did some thinking and thought this would be a good time to do some of those things that I never have time to do. I’m itching to sew something! First things first though…my house literally looked like a tornado went through it. The downstairs of my 900 square foot house was difficult to walk through. I spent the afternoon whipping things into shape. My son helped out some and now I can relax and move onto other things.
I decided that I would try a new recipe for dinner. Macaroni and Cheese is supposed to be comfort food. My family loves it, but I hate it. I know hate is strong word, but it is the truth. It is reported that my mom makes the best Mac ‘n Cheese. I wouldn’t know. I could never get past the smell. When I had to serve it while working in the dining common at college, it was all I could do not to retch. Having said all that, I found this recipe on the internet for Fancy Macaroni. It looked really good and it intrigued me. I made it for dinner tonight. It calls for 4 different cheeses that I can’t get here. I substituted Japanese natural cheese, cheddar cheese and cream cheese for 3 of the cheeses. I did have some Parmesan. It was delicious!! My family said it is a keeper. I do need to give a small warning though…this recipe is not for those who are counting fat grams! 😉