I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Monday, October 1, 2007

It's Chili-Mac To The Rescue!

When the day seems to get away from you and you want a hearty hot dinner without all the fuss. Think chili and macaroni, it’s an easy to make comforting meal that the whole family can enjoy. This was always a favorite with the kids and the adults when I was growing up and still is all these years later..... and really great the next day reheated.

Chili Mac

8 oz. elbow macaroni
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 can kidney beans
1 pound ground beef
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded

Cook macaroni. Brush large skillet with oil, add ground beef and onion, brown. Add macaroni, water, chili powder, salt and kidney beans. Cover, simmer for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Top with cheese, heat until cheese melts.


Carla said...

My dad makes chili mac all the time!! This brings back memories. Maybe I should bug him to make it this weekend since I'm coming home for fall break.

Julie said...

Carla, I think it's one of those dishes that you love forever.

shweetpotato said...

Ohhh boy does that look good hehe, I dont have any beans but Im sure it would be tasty without too, Yummo a must try, Thanks so much! Carm

Julie said...

Enjoy, ShweetPotato I'm glad you stopped by.