Hello! What a weekend! It was filed with a graduation, hiking, seeing friends, cake and just good times. The weather was amazing too! It was hot and sunny, I really couldn’t ask for a better birthday weekend.
I would like to say I baked a cake, but I had an amazing turtle ice cream cake filled with caramel, nuts, chocolate and of course ice cream. It was amazing.
I have such an amazing, simple dish, yet again from Rachael Ray, but I love her food, and a lot of her dishes are very satisfying, and easy. This is Sloppy Joe Mac and Cheese. It takes the flavors of sloppy joes and combines with cream mac and cheese. I made a few changes to make it a little “healthier,” but any way you try this it will be good. I hope you guys try this and enjoy!
Here’s how to do it.
adapted from Rachael Ray
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
One 15-ounce can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons EVOO
1 1/2 pounds ground beef (90-percent lean)
Salt and pepper
3 to 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 cup beef broth
12 ounces whole wheat shells
2 cups shredded yellow 2 % Cheddar