Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Slow Cooker Shells and Cheese Story

Once upon a time, a girl named Sandy lost her favorite crockpot mac and cheese recipe. She looked everywhere for it. In the kitchen, in her recipe box with the angels on the lid, in her recipe drawer, in her recipe scrapbook her sister gave her years ago and she started and never finished it...and finally in her whole recipe book shelf! Gone. It was simply gone. And when she thought about it, the recipe used some ingredients she didn't even have in the pantry anyway (like a can of evaporated milk). It was snowing outside and very cold--she did not want to go to the store! So, she decided to create a new recipe, with fresher ingredients, and more flavor.
Melting the cheese and butter.
Adding the last of the ingredients.
We smelled it cooking!
This cooked on low for 2-1/2 hours--it's a taste of heaven.
Lauren coats boneless skinless chicken nuggets in flour with garlic sea salt, fresh rosemary, cracked black pepper and dried parsley.
Fry the pieces for about 12 to 15 minutes. Yum!

It worked! It was amazing and delicious with the homemade chicken nuggets her daughter Lauren made, and Sandy, her family and her slow cooker lived happily ever after! (now if only the fairies would flitter in and do the dishes while she sleeps!)

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, and cook it slow.


  1. I'm coming round for dinner at your house!! Is there any left?? Lol xx

  2. This looks yummy but what is 1/2 cup of half and half?
    Like the chicken nuggets will have to make this...
    Sandy :)

    1. Hi Sandy! Half and half is a step down from cream...and contains more cream than whole milk. We buy half and half by the quart or pint.

  3. Sounds like it was a blessing in disguise you lost your original recipe, which prompted you into creating a superior one. Don't lose this one - it's yum!