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Saturday, October 07, 2006

All Aboard..

I am posting under my own image...Not that it, in itself, is any thing to blog about! I , personally like to put a face and a name together. (Which is probably my biggest problem with the world wide web.)

I am excited about meeting all kinds of people in our new Bloggin' Cafe. I hope that we can find other people who are interested in a few new recipes, sharing ideas about cooking, and of course eating!

Our family owned the WhistleStop Cafe in Irondale, Alabama for many years. The McMichael family knows about good cooking...and good eating. Mom & Dad sold the cafe in 2000; it was the only way to get them to retire. (We're still in the food business) After years of serving Sunday dinner to hundreds, Mom now cooks Sunday dinners for our family. We don't always eat fried chicken and fried green tomatoes, but you can usually find lots of veggies; potatoes, greens, squash, and of course mac&cheese.

Good Southern Cookin' is all about family sitting around the table, passing around plates of good food....not that different from the rest of the world. Our macaroni and cheese is thick and gooey, with lots of cheese. Made more like a casserole, and enjoyed on sundays!
Momma Mc's Mac & Cheese
1 8oz pkg macaroni
3 Tbs butter
2 cups milk
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 pound grated cheddar cheese
3 eggs, beaten
Cook macaroni in boiling salted water until just tender, drain and rinse with cold water. Leave in colander to drain. Combine melted butter milk, salt & pepper in a bowl. Whip eggs into the milk. In a large baking dish, layer half of the noodles, top with grated cheese. Repeat layer of noodles and cheese. Pour milk and eggs over entire casserole. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until set.
There are lots of variations on this basic recipe. Let us hear some of your ideas! The kids love it...and adults do to.

I am going to try to post frequently, with recipes and cooking ideas. We have several cookbooks, and I am always trying something new. I especially like to take a basic recipe and add some spices or herbs to make it different. I hope to hear from you with some new suggestions.

Bye Y'all!


Anonymous said...

I am providing you a link to the most ostentatious recipe for mac n cheese I have ever heard of. If I thought I could find all that cheese I would surely make it because it sure did look good. :)

you should have seen sherry shephard wallowing in it on the was hilarious! you had to just know she was a southern girl!

Anonymous said...

it's under the week of october 29

cruth said...

Hello from Cocoa, Florida, home of the space shuttle (beautiful launch last night BTW) I have all of the whistlestop cafe books. I love every single one of them!! I just want to say keep up the delicious good work and I look foward to orcering more items from your scrumptious store!!!


Catherine, Cocoa Florida

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