I picked this beautiful book up after Mass last weekend. It is my hope that it will become my close friend these next few weeks...I will try to read the daily reflections and apply them to my life. But if a day goes by and I miss one, I won't berate myself for it. I know that if I spent that time wiping a runny nose, or helping a certain young man work through a multiplication problem, or having a real conversation with my sweet husband, or even walking on that dreaded treadmill in an effort to make myself feel more healthy and in turn more able to be a better mother, God will understand.
And you may wonder why I included my Mom's Macaroni and Cheese recipe in this post. It is because it is Lent to me. My mother made this almost every Friday of Lent. Just the smell of it baking in the oven takes me back to my childhood home, setting the table with my sisters, waiting for my Dad to come home from work...
This is a different kind of macaroni and cheese...it has a little bit of tomato sauce in it...my mom added this to encourage my Italian father to give macaroni and cheese a try. I hope you do too. : )
Mom's Macaroni And Cheese
Ingredients: 2 cups uncooked macaroni
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1 8oz. can tomato sauce
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
Directions: Cook macaroni according to
directions. Drain. Stir in remaining
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake in casserole dish sprayed with
cooking spray at 350 degrees for 45 minutes covered,
and 15 more uncovered.
Note...I double this recipe and bake
in a 13x9 dish for our family.