Cheese Sauce, Part 2

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Another fun aspect of The Accidental Pantry Project is that is creates opportunities to stretch some things into several meals. Tonight I made a super quick mac and cheese thanks to already having about a cup of cheese sauce on hand. Dinner took about 45 minutes including baking time. I mixed about three cups of whole wheat elbow macaroni with sauce, put it in a baking dish, topped with about 10 Ritz crackers and a quarter cup of shredded cheddar and baked at 350 for about 25 minutes.

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Single Serve Crustless Quiche

Good for brunch or light dinner. A bit high in sodium. Consider low salt ham.

364 calories, 11 gr carbohydrates, 21 gr fat, 40 gr protein, 1572 mg sodium, 7 gr sugars

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 ounces ham steak, diced
  • 1 slice swiss cheese, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fat free half and half
  • Salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a single serve baking dish with cooking spray, set aside
  3. Sautee ham and onions until onions are soft, mix in maple syrup. Allow mixture to cool slightly
  4. Mix together eggs, cheese, and fat-free half and half. Add ham mixture and seasonings. Pour mixture into baking dish
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes until eggs are firm and top is slightly browned

Friday Night In – Dinner For One

The work week is winding down. Well, my Starbucks work week is. I still have work at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning and today kicked my butt. I was tempted to go out for shabu shabu with some friends, but sadly I did not have the energy for a city trek. After work and the gym, I felt the need to be somewhat healthy but with all the hours I’ve been working lately combined with my social life picking up (yay!), I haven’t had much in my fridge (very sad my fresh mini pierogis that I bought a couple of weeks ago were covered in mold…but not surprised). Luckily I keep my pantry and freezer somewhat stocked, essentially for nights like tonight.

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