8.16.2011

You know fall is approaching when...

you find yourself burning fall-scented candles,
your craving roast,
and
warm starchy foods...

A recipe share of Sunday's late lunch date with the dh.

HOME MADE MAC N CHEESE

The cast of important ingredients...
Melt 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine. Add 2 Tablespoons dried seasoned bread crumbs (I use Italian flavored Panka crumbs) and 1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese. Stir to mix and set aside.
Boil 2 cups of macaroni style pasta according to box. Drain and run cold water over noodles. Add 1 jar (15 to 16 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce
and
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
Stir all together, place in a greased baking dish and top with bread crumb/cheese mixture. Place into oven and bake when you see and hear bubbling in the center. The top should have a nice browned look to it as well. I believe this is about a 20 - 30 bake time.

A word of advise, don't eat this stuff the week of your cholesterol check...

And a quick and delicious roast for putting on the grill. It's flavor is divine and there is no prior prepping with marinating.

I use about a 2 1/2 pound rolled boneless pork roast. Rub with 1/4 c. olive oil and 3 minced garlic cloves. Season quite heavily with fresh ground pepper and sea salt...going easier on the salt. Place on an outdoor grill, using the indirect heat method. Begin cooking when the coals are the hottest. It takes about 2 hours, on a warm day to cook a 2 1/2 pound roast to 170 degree internal temperature. Use of a meat thermometer is recommended when cooking roasts on the grill.
After the roast is on the grill it's time to prepare the wonderful Roasted Onion Sauce....mmmmmm, this makes the kitchen smell so good! Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Cut a medium sized vidalia onion into eighths. Place wedges in a small baking dish. Drizzle with 2 tsp. of olive oil and sprinkle with fresh ground pepper and sea salt.
Roast onions, uncovered, until browned and soft. This takes about an hour.
Remove from oven and mash with a fork.
Now for the liquid portion of the sauce...
Mix 1 heaping teaspoon of beef bouillon granules with 2/3 cup hot water. Add 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Stir in onions and heat sauce through.
When the roast is done, take it off of the grill and let it rest for 10 - 15 minutes. Resting time before carving will ensure that the juices of the meat are absorbed into the meat for a moist, cut with your fork, roast.

Slice the roast and pour roasted onion sauce over
and
enjoy!

It's a dark & rainy Tuesday morning here, I need to end this post and toodle on outdoors and get the hanging plants down from the front entrance, so they can take in some real rain water. Have a good day everyone!
Brenda

11 comments:

MoonBeam said...

Yum, the Mac and cheese recipe sounds sinfully wonderful. Will have to give it a try.

Lynn said...

We often grill pork roast like that during the summer but I have never tried the onion sauce. It looks divine! I'm sure it will be great with the roast and I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing it.

my3Kitties said...

Your roast looks so yummy -- have you ever made it this way in the oven?

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Brenda sweetie.
Oh my gosh, it is only 7am here in Phoenix, and I am already wanting some mac and cheese and a pork roast. I can smell it cooking sweet friend. Yes I sure can. Looks great and smells absolutely divine. Thank you for sharing the recipe for the mac and cheese. I am going to be giving this one a try.

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Karen said...

Yikes both of those look so good - I'm giving them both a try - that onion sauce makes my mouth water, lol.

Karen

gracie said...

Oh my oh my...you have made me hungry!...this time it's not for your stitch patterns but for your dinner!!!

Cassy said...

Wow! I love that Mac and Cheese. Looks so yummy.

Cassy from Beginner Free Guitar Lessons

Penny said...

It all sounds delicious anytime of the year! Will have to try it.

butterfly said...

PLEASE CAN I COME TO DINNER.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh, Brenda....that roast looks and sounds heavenly!! My hubby makes a pretty dang good roast, but that onion sauce is something we haven't tried. Gonna have to! But I gotta tell you, homemade mac and cheese is my all time FAVORITE!! Uggh! You've made me sooo hungry!! Thanks for sharing! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

mdgtjulie said...

Great recipes, I can't wait to try that mac and cheese recipe!!