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Tuesday, September 19


The weather is getting colder... so I am getting hungrier. As the temperatures drop I find that comfort foods are finding their way to the family table with increasing frequency. A family favorite is...

BBQ Chicken Mac
1 t. olive oil
salt & pepper
2 lb. chicken, cut into bite-sized chunks
Bulls-Eye BBQ sauce
1 pkg Kraft Mac & Cheese
spices (to taste... see below)

Add oil, chicken, salt & pepper, and spices (if desired) to large skillet. Brown chicken over medium-high heat. Lower heat and add about 1/4 c. BBQ sauce and about 2 tablespons of water to the skillet. Mix gently to thin the sauce and coat the chicken. Cover and simmer.

Prepare Mac & Cheese according to package directions. Add chicken and a few tablespoons of the pan sauce to the Mac & Cheese. Mix to coat with sauce, and serve.

Add seasonings to your skillet, to bring out different flavors. Try some of the following:
pressed garlic & italian seasoning
red chili flakes
orange zest & a spash of balsamic vinegar
lemon zest
curry powder
cocoa & paprika

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