Wednesday, July 7, 2010

It's National Macaroni Day!

And in celebration, we followed the directions HERE on Skip To My Lou to make our very own colored macaroni!

Once the macaroni had dried, Noah made this delightful self portrait:

And his second project he called "Macaroni USA":

Incredible, isn't it?
Can you believe he didn't even have to consult a map for reference?!

I made this enchanting butterfly and floral design.

And Zach, who didn't seem to want to play along, made this:

It's entitled, "The Macaroni"

How clever of him.

Our holiday festivities continued when we had "Handy Casserole" for dinner.

Handy Casserole gets its name from the fact that the ingredients are usually already in the kitchen.  It's an old family recipe that I avoided making for the first 10 years of our marriage thinking Nate would think it was gross.  Turns out, he totally loves it.  And, I guess a lot of families have their own versions with different ingredients and names for it.

Handy Casserole

1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 can tomato soup
1 cup macaroni, cooked
1 cup shredded cheese
1 can corn, drained

Brown ground beef with onion.  Mix soup, cooked macaroni, half of the cheese, and corn in an 8"x8" square dish or small casserole pan.  Add ground beef and onion.  Top with remaining cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

So, how did YOU celebrate 
National Macaroni Day with your family?

Oh, you didn't?

Well, that's a shame.


Raejean said...

Darn, I missed that one! Maybe next year :)

The Crazy Cat Lady said...

Was that one of our old family recipes? I never remember having Handy Casserole. Maybe mom made it when you were young, who knows. I make something similar, but we call it Goulash, and you don't have to bake it. I made it last night, not even knowing it was Macaroni Day! : )

Natalie said...

You never had Handy Casserole, Nancy?! Don't you have a typed up recipe card from Mom? As if!

Glad to hear you celebrated too!

Tilleea said...

I do crafts like Zach! Well, I try to do better, but when it doesn't turn out I keep it simple. You should see my gingerbread houses!

disabilitydiva said...

Ug I feel like such a failure of a mom that we didn't celebrate !