Like most people, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! It helps that it's during my favorite time of year - Autumn! I always have much to be thankful for too.
When my family gets together for the big meal, all of the women are assigned a dish or two to bring. I usually get put in charge of the macaroni and cheese. I like almost any kind of mac and cheese because it's one of my favorite foods. I usually prefer the creamy kind over the cassarole kind, but a few years ago my mom found a great recipe that you make in a crock pot. We all love it, so that's the recipe I use every Thanksgiving. Here it is:
8 oz. elbow macaroni noodles
8-12 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated (don't use the pre-shredded kind you can buy in the bag, it's too dried out)
1 stick of margarine
1 1/2 cups milk
1 can evaporated milk
salt and pepper to taste
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Add margarine to hot noodles. When melted, add other ingredients to noodles, and stir together. Cook in crock pot on low heat for 3 hours.
I'm also going to make a pumpkin cheesecake this year. I've never attempted to make a cheesecake, but I thought I'd give it a try. The recipe I found sounded really good! I'll let you know how it turns out, and share the recipe if it's as tasty as it sounds.