As a new mother... or even a veteran mother you sometimes find yourselves feeling hungry at random times of the day. For myself 10 o'clock in the morning is the time when I realize that while I did drink my coffee that morning, the toddler stole my breakfast and I never got anything else during the hustle and bustle of the morning.
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While I am reading some great books about healthy food options for pregnancy and postpartum, today I was looking for something purely comfort food based that would take little effort and time.
As a result, I present to you Microwave Macaroni N Cheese!
The ingredients are pretty simple.
Macaroni noodles, water, milk, cheese, salt, and pepper
Find your largest mug that is microwave safe.
Inside add 1/2 cup noodles and 1/2-3/4 cup water. If you like more thin of a sauce, go for the larger amount of water.
- I added the longer cooking time because on first try noodles were still pretty hard. Taking the time to stir is again made for a softer noodle.
- Place a cloth or paper towel under your mug in the microwave. The water will become a bubbling waterfall over the edge of the mug, no matter how big it is. (Or you can skip this step like I did and end up with a clean microwave resulting from the mess I had to clean up.)
Place mug back into the microwave for another minute.
If the baby starts crying, or the phone rings, or you realize it has been 5 hours since you could pee alone; take the time to care for those things. By the time you come back, you should be staring at a delicious mug of cheesy goodness.
Let me know if you try this recipe and any changes you would recommend. All moms should support each other in getting a chance to eat!
What is your go to snack?