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Slow Cooker Mac n’ Cheese and a Scare

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Rosey Rebecca

    I’m so glad you found your cat! That must have been really scary! I can’t even imagine.

    Your mac & cheese looks so delicious (even more so because I’m hungry and haven’t eaten lunch yet!). My mom just gave me a slow cooker and I’m so excited to try it. My coworker said his sister in law even makes cakes in her slow cooker! I think I’m going to start with chili!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve heard of people making bread in a crockpot. I’m not sure how that works but it sounds awesome. So does cake!

  2. Yum Yucky

    “I frantically grabbed a flashlight and ran out into the darkness.” This blog reads like a suspense novel.

    Thanks for the mac recipe. Never thought about cooking it in a crockpot. Printing the recipe now. I’ll try it this weekend!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I hope you like the recipe.

  3. Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run.

    Oh no Fat Kitty!! At least it ended well! That mac and cheese looks really tasty.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks! He’s doing ok. the scratch has healed and he seems back to normal.

  4. Jeanne D

    Please share recipes for mac and cheese.
    and carbs,fats,fiber,protein, so I can figure out WW Points.

    I miss eating Mac and cheese

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I use this website: http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php

      It’s great for figuring out calories in recipes.

  5. Jane

    I cooked our thanksgiving turkey in a large crock pot for the last two years. It is wonderful. I have made mac and cheese in the crock pot without cooking the mac first. It works if you add an extra cup of skim milk and stir every half hour. You cannot leave it all day without stirring.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Wow! Impressive! I like the idea but I would need a bigger crockpot. Mine is pretty small.

      Good to know about uncooked macaroni. I will try that next time.

  6. Carrie @ Season It Already!

    So glad Fat Kitty is okay! So scary!
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  7. Lisa

    Glad to here that Fat Kitty is ok!
    I used to live down the road from the Whistle Stop Cafe in Juliette Georgia that was featured in the movie. It looks just like it was shown the movie and is open as a cafe. For some reason I was never there when it was open, so I’ve never eaten there. Lots of people would show up on the weekends though and I heard the food was good.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s pretty cool. I didn’t know it was based on a real place. I kinda want to watch the movie again. It’s been many years…

  8. Kim

    Yum – that mac-n-cheese looks delicious!!!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was very good! I’ve been eating leftovers all week. 😉

  9. Roz@weightingfor50

    AWWWW!!!!! Fat kitty!!!!!! So glad all is well that ends well. I so understand the racing heart if pets get out. Awww!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I am so glad he’s okay and everyone is safe!

  10. Esther Renee

    Woooo, this actually sounds really good! I might have to make this next week 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Let me know what you think! The leftovers were tasty but not creamy anymore like they were when I first made the dish.

  11. christi in ma

    I make things for the crock pot the night before. Brown the meat (it makes such a difference with beef and pork), chop the veggies, assemble it all in the crock. Then I put it in the fridge overnight. In the morning I put it in the slow cooker. No cooking at 6 AM.

    My friend Lisa gave me her recipe for crockpot mac & cheese and you don’t have to cook the pasta ahead of time. It’s awesome.
    1 1/2 cups milk
    1 15 oz can evaported skim milk
    1 large egg, beaten
    1/4 t. salt
    1/4 t. pepper
    1T yellow mustard
    1.5 cups shredded cheese, your choice. We like Cabot Seriously Sharp cheddar and Gruyere
    8 ounces elbow macaroni, UNCOOKED
    2T parmesan cheese

    Spray our crockpot insert with Pam.

    Combine the milks, egg, spices and mustard, pour into pot, stir in the cheese and pasta.

    Sprinkle the mixture with the parmesan and cook on LOW for 3.5 to 4 hours.

    DO NOT cook longer or you’ll get burned dried out mac and cheese.

    And have fun substituting/adding different cheeses
    Italian – use 1 cup fontina and 1/2 cup mozzarella in place and a dash of oregano
    Swiss – substitute an equal amount of Gruyere or Emmaenthaler and a pinch of nutmeg
    Blue – add 1/2 cup Stilton, Roquefort or American blue to the mix

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Smart! Good idea on doing all the prep the night before. I will try that next time. And thanks for the recipe. I will give it a try!

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