Macaroni And Cheese.

16 ounces elbow macaroni (about 3 cups)
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 ½ cups milk, divided
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 lb (16-ounces) cubed (1/2 inch size) Velveeta cheese
8 ounce shredded Kraft Mild Cheddar Cheese (about 2 cups), divided
8 ounce shredded Kraft Monterrey Jack Cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
1. Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted boiling water until tender but not mushy, about 8-10 minutes. Drain well and pour into a large mixing bowl.

2. Melt on low the Velveeta Cheese and ¾ cup milk until melted (stir often)

3. Pour Melted Cheese Sauce over Pasta and Stir. Add in butter, ¾ cups milk, eggs, 1 cup shredded cheeses, salt and pepper. Mix well and transfer to a 2 quart baking dish. Pour the remaining cheese on top.Cook for 25 min. until golden brown on top.

The Big Storm.

storm(new) After 3 days of severe thunderstorm warnings we finally got the big storm(and of course it HAD to start right when I was to start watching the news as well and the satellite and electricity went off and I missed it, just my typical luck!) and my mother and kids had JUST returned from walking home from the sidewalk sale less than 5 minutes before the storm suddenly came out of nowhere and just made it in on time, and it was so bad the electricity was out in the entire town for 4 HRS and the worst of it was no a/c and it was soooo hot; 32 C with the humidex of 43 C!  Without electricity the pool pump doesn’t circulate the water either and the longer it goes not circulating we get algae as well and the water goes green!It was really windy as well with torrential rain and at one point it got so dark it was only 18:30 but it looked like the middle of the night I wondered if we were going to have a tornado( esp. as we did have a severe storm warning with a risk of tornadoes) but once the heavy rain fell it got brighter. It wasn’t just one storm either, but a series of them one after another. One storm only lasted 20 min. but another came a little while afterwards and there was loud thunder and bad lightening and in some areas roofs were blown off and trees uprooted. The 18 YR old was sent home early from work as they lost power as well and he sang “The Thunder Song” (from the movie “Ted”) to the 6 YR old when he was scared of the thunder and he made everyone laugh. I got so hot in the house I even sat out on the veranda in the storm to cool down and wondered if I’d even have to sleep outside in the backyard to keep cool if the power didn’t come back on soon! At least now it cooled it down  a bit which is a relief after a bad heatwave for 5 days in a row. It’s a much-needed break!

As well, the a/c in our van wasn’t working( and during the heatwave of all times to have it not work, doesn’t it figure?) yet another expense we don’t have the $$$ for and didn’t anticipate, we have this funny thing we do every day where we go down to the bottom of the pool and kiss the floor we call “The Daily Kiss”, we saw an ambulance take away the old lady that lives at the corner of our street, and next door is having all the siding stripped off their house and I assume getting it redone but I always thought aluminum siding looked cheap and tacky anyway and reminds me of mobile homes in trailer parks.