Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cheesy Spaghetti and Menu Plan

With a day and a half left of school, I am getting ready to get back to my favorite ways to entertain myself; namely cooking, sewing, scrapbooking and shopping!  I thought this week, I'd share a favorite recipe from my childhood.  My mom used to make this when we were kids.  Make this when other people are around to share, because if you make it by yourself, there will be no leftovers, not that I'm speaking from experience or anything!  This is one of my favorite comfort foods.  It has almost all my favorite foods in it; cheese, garlic and pasta.  How can you go wrong with those?    I've changed the recipe a little over the years, but this is ultimate comfort food!

1 lb box spaghetti (I used fresh spaghetti)
1 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
2 tbsp butter
3 cloves garlic
2 tbsp fresh parsley
1 tsp chili powder
2 tbsp milk

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain pasta and return to cooking pot.  Add cheese and other ingredients and mix until cheese is melted and distributed throughout the pasta.  

Yep, I think its the easiest recipe I've ever posted here!  I had a craving for it last weekend, and when I posted it on Facebook, I had 3 friends ask me for the recipe, so there you go!  Its definitely a cold day, comfort food type recipe.  (In my beautiful, sunny California right now, it feels like January!) Enjoy!

Sunday: Spinach and Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna
Monday: Spicy Peanut Noodles and chicken strips
Tuesday: Macaroni and Cheese
Wednesday: leftovers
Thursday: Turkey Burgers with turkey bacon and avocado
Friday: homemade pizza

I'll be linking to Menu Plan MondayMouthwathering MondayTempt My Tummy Tuesday Tuesday's Tasty TidbitsWhat's on the Menu WednesdayFull Plate Thursday, and What's for Dinner?


  1. Sounds yummy! Charlotte and I both love pasta with cheese so will make it when we have a girls night.