Delectability

by Camellia Staab May. 16, 2021 3584 views

It's been a while since I posted a food blog therefor, I thought today would be a good day to post one. A while back I went to Ashland, Illinois and stopped at one of the oldest grocery stores in that area called Jones Boys Market. If you have not seen the post, it can be found here.

Anyway, the store's claim to fame is their freshly made sausages and a variety of them to boot. I ended up buying a few varieties and brought them home, froze them, for future use.

While we had cooked and tried a few of the Steakhouse Brats and English Bangers, finding them to be delicious, we had yet to try the Andouille Sausage.

Last night was the perfect evening to try the Andouille, since homemade Mac and cheese was on the menu. The slightly spiciness of the Andouille combined with the gooey, cheesy, flavor of the macaroni is a match made in heaven. Of course, only if you like that combination...naturally we do 😋.

The recipe for the Mac and Cheese comes from Paula Deen one of the South's queen of comfort foods. She has several Mac and Cheese recipes, but this particular one is my favorite because of ease of preparation and the variety of cheeses that are incorporated.

The Ultimate Lady’s Cheesy Mac and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (4 cups cooked) elbow macaroni
  • 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated colby cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated muenster cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated gouda cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons cut into pieces butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 °F.

In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Season water with salt and cook macaroni until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain pasta and place in a large bowl. While pasta is still hot, add all cheeses. In a separate medium bowl, using a whisk, combine the sour cream, butter, eggs, salt, pepper and milk and add to the macaroni mixture. Spray casserole dish with nonstick spray and pour macaroni mixture into the dish. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown. Top with additional cheese, if desired.

I followed the recipe directions to a T with one exception; added the Andouille sausage to the casserole; after simmering it in some beer until it was partially cooked, and slicing it into bite size rounds.

Jones Boys Market is going to see me again real soon.

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Andrew Buchanan 4 months ago

My mouth's watering - just about to have Dinner!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Andrew Buchanan 4 months ago

Bon Appetit smile

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Pete Fitzgetald 4 months ago

Looks amazing

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John Durham 4 months ago

See, you knew I just got some lobster and was going to make lobster mac and cheese (with bacon, of course) - just had to get in there first, didn't you? I love andouille, but I'm the only one in my house who will eat it. Could use some boudin, too. Oh, well.

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Camellia Staab Replied to John Durham 4 months ago

Ohhhhh lobster mac is my next favorite, but never thought of putting bacon in it. Next batch smile

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Antonio Gil 4 months ago

Hope you've enjoyed it with a glass of good red wine

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 4 months ago

Salute smile

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Benny Law 4 months ago

I'd take the sausage, but not the cheesy stuff. 🙂 FYI, I am training myself to eat a bit of mild cheese.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Benny Law 4 months ago

Benny, Benny, Benny....cheese is our friend! 😂

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Gethin Thomas Replied to Camellia Staab 4 months ago

And six cheeses is six friends, a bit of a problem when we are only allowed six in the house from tomorrow. Unless we are two of the cheese friends ourselves in which case four more guest cheese friends would make six. Of course if some of the cheese friends are in the same household that makes a difference. We can have twenty cheese friends visit if they all live together.smile

"Gathering limits have been eased. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 30 people and indoor gatherings are limited to 6 people or 2 households"

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Camellia Staab Replied to Gethin Thomas 4 months ago

I cracked up at the first paragraph...mind you some alcohol was involved when reading it, so maybe you weren't as funny as you thought you were.....just kidding..😁

Somewhere in there I want to scream with this limit here and don't limit there and now we are empowering you to think for yourself and you don't have to wear a mask her but your need to wear a mask there.......I've become so much more cynical, but thank you for the laugh smile

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