I spent it writing a paper.
I don't want to talk about it.
So I'm skipping straight to the recipe for our Purim seudah mac & cheese.
This mac & cheese recipe will blow your socks off.
Pumpkin Butter Bean Mac & Cheese (serves probably an army...about 9-12 servings.)
- 2 boxes macaroni/pasta (I used whole wheat mac and...not sure what the second one was?)
- 1 can butter beans, liquid drained into a separate cup
- 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
- 4-5 cloves garlic (to taste)
- 1 tsp olive oil
- s & p and ground red pepper to taste (and whatever else your little heart desires, because this is a very flexible recipe)
- 1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
- bread crumbs
- Fake bacon bits
- Cook pasta according to package directions (salt the water like the ocean) and drain, reserving some of the liquid.
- Puree together: butter beans, garlic cloves, olive oil, s&p and spices. Add liquid from the butter beans in small amounts, mixing in well, until the mixture turns creamy.
- Once the right texture is achieved, add in pumpkin puree and 1/2 cup of each cheese. Mix well.
- Add pasta to sauce and mix well.
- Pour into a deep 9x13 pan, top with the other 1/2 cup of each cheese, bread crumbs, and fake bacon bits, to taste.
- Bake at 350, uncovered, for about 10-15 minutes until the cheese is browned and bubbly. :)
- Stuff your face. Thank me later.
Edit: I just used this website to analyze the calories and nutrition and whatnot. Based on 12 servings, and assuming the site is accurate: 374 calories, 9.2 g dietary fiber, 17.7 g protein, 20% Calcium, 120% Vit A, and 21% iron. Again, cannot vouch for the accuracy there. Does that sound right to you guys? Who cares. Dig in.