It’s A Good Thing

Martha Stewart emails me a recipe every day.  I not sure Martha herself sends the email but I do get the recipe.  It comes from Everyday Food.  Today it was Mediterranean Macaroni and Cheese.

It was great!  Simply great.  Easy, too.  Both The Bearded One and I liked it….and he is not a casserole kind of guy.  He had his with tuna in it.  I had mine without. We both like mac and cheese…we both like this even better!


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 8 ounces feta, crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Set a large pot of salted water to boil and butter an 8-inch square baking dish. In a small bowl, combine tomatoes, olives, and oregano.
  2. Cook pasta 2 minutes less than package instructions; drain pasta and return to pot. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Whisk in milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, whisking constantly, until sauce thickens, 3 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in 4 ounces feta. Stir in tomato mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Pour mixture over pasta; stir to combine.
  3. Pour pasta mixture into dish and top with 4 ounces feta. Bake until sauce is bubbling and cheese begins to brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
From Everyday Food, April 2010

Read more at Mediterranean Macaroni and Cheese – Martha Stewart Recipes

Other Good Things.
The Bearded One’s doctors appointment went well.  Things are improving.  Yippee!
My Art Class was fun.  My instructor really likes the picture of Allie.  He wants me to submit it to the Center where I take the class to use on a future catalog.  He only had minimal suggestions for improvement and that was only with prompting!  Woohoo!
I did not know what to work on today but decided to go the opposite direction from fur so went with shiny vegetables from last year’s harvest.  I will practice more burnishing.
Here is the reference photo…
Here it is after three hours in today’s class.   (Don’t panic.  The pepper and tomato are further along.  The eggplant only has underlayers!)
A good day.

About Retired woman

retired, dealing with parents recent deaths, wondering what lies ahead with the health of my spouse, overall enjoying each day, love cooking, gardening, travel, Grandsons, family, small town life
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