Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Panera Bread Mac and Cheese Recipe

Panera Bread’s Signature Macaroni & Cheese

1 (16-ounce) package of small pasta shells
¼ cup butter
½ cup all-purpose flour
2½ cups 2% reduced fat milk (or cream)
6 slices  American cheese, chopped
1 cup (8 ounces) shredded extra-sharp white Vermont cheddar                                                              2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon hot sauce

1.Prepare pasta according to package directions.
2.Melt butter over low heat. Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute, whisking constantly.
3.Gradually whisk in milk (or cream); cook over medium heat, whisking until mixture thickens and bubbles. Remove from heat.
4.Add cheeses, mustard, salt, and hot sauce, stirring until cheese melts and sauce is smooth.
5.Stir in pasta and cook over medium heat for 1 minute (or until thoroughly heated).

Serves 4 to 6

Saturday, November 12, 2011


It was free admissions into Zions this weekend so went went with cousins.  We had a great time and it was so beautiful with all the fall colors!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tilly's 1st birthday!

I can't believe our baby is 1!  They grow and change so much in the 1st year!  We are enjoying her little personality.  She is very shy around other people but when she's at home she is so silly.  She loves to try and do everything the big kids do.  She loves to play outside & she has so much energy and keeps me on my toes.  We enjoy seeing her learn new things everyday!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


It was a crazy Halloween.  I went in and helped in 2 class parties, then we had a neighborhood party and then we took the kids trick-or-treating for almost 3 hours!  Needless to say we all slept well last night with bellies full of sugar!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall Break


My parents were kind enough to let us borrow their tent trailer for a while.  We took it up for the weekend to try it out.  We had a great time.  We all slept warm and cozy.  It was definitely an adventure for our kids!

11 months old!

Tilly is 11 months old.  I can't believe how quickly this first year is going.  She is so full of personality.  She loves to mimic everything we do.  She loves chasing the cat and going for rides in her little car.  She has such a cute sense of humor and we love seeing her learn new things everyday!