Friday, 23 November 2012

Sometimes You Just Need Comfort Food

I grew up in a home of "homemade" cooking............seriously, my mom even baked loaves of bread. I was one of those kids who took the homemade cookies and muffins to school and traded them with the "lucky" kids who got vachon, or those mini packs of raisins. I grew to be quite proud of all the things my mom could bake, cakes she could decorate and all the other yummy things. On the walk home from school, as we got close to my house, we could smell the cookies baking and my friends would want to come play at my house.
There was one thing that my mom made that was not so "healthy".............turns out it is my favourite meal. I would request it on my birthdays. It is so simple and so yummy. It's homemade macaroni and cheese, where the cheese is Cheese Whiz!!!
Here's how you make it:
Cook up a pot of noodles ( I usually do 2 cups of raw macaroni noodles)
one small chopped up onion
half a jar of cheese whiz
a half can of diced tomatoes
the other half of the can of diced tomatoes you blend up
salt and pepper
Add all the ingredients to a pot and heat slowly on the stovetop so the onions go soft. Maybe half an hour.
Or, you can cook it in the oven at 350 degrees for an hour.

On a side note, I grew up to be that mom that sends homemade goodies in the kids lunch everyday. When we moved away, all the kids I used to look after, told their moms how much they missed the dough balls and cookies that I would make for them. What goes around comes around.


  1. I always am up for some mac and cheese! It looks yummy Thanks for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.

  2. Ah good old Mac n' Cheese the best comfort go to food.. In my opinion :) As it's the first day of real snow here it definitely feels like a Mac n' Cheese kind of day to me. Sounds like a great recipe too.. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing it :)

  3. My son would live off of cheese whiz if I would let him so I bet he'd like that for sure.

    I'm visiting today from the Friday Chaos hop. :)

    1. I've actually outgrown my love for it.........except for this recipe!!! Try it!! cool way to get them to eat tomatoes too. If you leave out the diced ones, and just grind them up, they don't show up as red in the recipe!!

  4. How fun. I always loved those kids' moms too growing up! I hope to be one of those moms when Reagan starts going off to school and baking fun, homemade things!

    Reagan is a big fan of mac n cheese. This sounds yummy!

    Thank you for linking up your post to Raising Imperfection. Come back Friday to see if your post was featured.


  5. One of my faves is Kraft Easy Mac with a can of diced tomatoes. It's not something from my childhood, just something I made up later in life. Good stuff! I've heard that using Cheez Whiz tastes similar to the Kraft stuff. Now I'm curious and just may need to try it.

    Comfort food is big at our house. We eat entirely too much of it, but ooooooh is it good! :-)

    I try to bake the homemade stuff for my kids, I'm not saying I always get that accomplished! I'm planning a baking day tomorrow. We'll see if it actually happens.

    1. I have never thought to add the tomato to KD!!! Now I have to try it for sure!! I don't know what it is about added tomato..........but so delicious!!!
      Happy Baking today!! You Rock!!

  6. What a delicious sounding recipe. My mom used to make homemade things, I really appreciate that now that I am older.

    Thanks for linking up to Raising Imperfection!