It’s going to be a busy one…

October 6th, 2009


But, while I’m busy writing and studying away, I don’t want your life to be devoid of good food to drool over… I made this Pear-Swiss-Thyme Mac and Cheese on a cold raining Chicago day. It was easy and comforting… stay tuned for two more Costa Rica posts plus Ginny and Juan’s latest cooking adventure…

1 cup dry pasta, cooked and drained
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon flour
1/2 cup shredded swiss (or more if you like)
1/2 onion, chopped
1 pear, chopped
1 teaspoon dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a small frying pan, sautee the onion until softened. You can use butter to grease the pan but lately in an effort to cut calories, I have been using Pam. Then add the pear until soft- about 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with the thyme, salt and pepper.
2. Over medium heat, in a sauce pan, mix the cooked pasta with the milk and flour. Cook until thickened (you may need to add more flour or milk depending on the thickness you want). Sprinkle with the cheese and mix in the onion/pear mixture.
3. At this point, I baked it for about 20 minutes sprinkled with bread crumbs at 350 but that was unnecessary. Stop at step 2 and eat! Enjoy!


3 Responses to “It’s going to be a busy one…”

  1. Manggy on October 7, 2009 6:51 am

    Looking forward to it, Ginny!
    Whoa, the pasta has pear in it! Well, who am I to argue with a true blue Italian American? :) Looks deelish!

  2. gattina on October 7, 2009 11:27 pm

    it is sunny and dry in here though… some of the most gorgeous pears coming to market, they will be perfect in this beautiful recipe

  3. Chris on October 10, 2009 9:48 am

    Love the flavor combinations in your mac and cheese – AND that you posted a recipe that makes a SMALL amount. So many mac and cheese recipes make like 10 servings. Gah! I love my mac and cheese, but not what it does to my thighs (especially after eating it 4 days in a row)!

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