Homemade Mac and Cheese… I have been wanting to make this for a long time. Because it is not only a comfort food but it is also kid-friendly. And with two picky eaters at home these type of recipes are important.
Since my husband has a few days off, I have been taking advantage and spending a lot of time in the kitchen. While I am cooking he’s spending time with our littlest, and when I’m done we get to eat a delicious meal. It works out for everyone! 😉 On to the mac and cheese…
So, I have said it before, in our home I cook (almost) everyday. Though there are times when I don’t know what or want to cook. On days like these I used to run to the grocery store and grab a rotisserie chicken. Being the DIYer that I am, one day I said no more – since this baked chicken recipe has been a favorite.
I spotted the whole chickens while shopping for meats one day. At that moment a light bulb went off in my head – are you visualizing this?! I pulled out my phone and searched for whole chicken recipes on Pinterest. (While most people ‘Google’ their searches, I turn to Pinterest for mine, 90% of the time).
I found many recipes, so I grabbed a chicken and took off running, ok not quite but you get the point. Since that day, I have made my own baked chickens.
Let’s get to the baked chicken recipe.
It took me about five to ten minutes to prep. Once I gathered all the ingredients, I patted the chicken dry with paper towels and seasoned under the skin.
The first time I made sliders was over a year ago. In fact, it was for the baby’s first birthday party (funny thing that we call her a baby and she’s almost two years old). Guests gave me good feedback, when I made these then. And my family loves them so much that I’ve continued to make them.
It’s an easy meal, only involving a handful of ingredients and it’s done – from start to finish – in abut 30 minutes. I’m a true fan of quick meals. I have also made this recipe with ground turkey. And if tweaked a bit, you could possibly make it with pulled pork and other meats. Though, I have not personally ventured from ground meats yet.
As you are getting to know me, you’ll realize that I cook a lot. Especially, if you follow me on Instagram, where I will usually post videos and photos of what I’m making for the day.
I truly enjoy cooking! Even on days that I have no idea what to make and feel like I’m in an episode of Chopped; as I scramble to make dinner for my husband, six year old, myself (and sometimes my one year old). You see, the one year old is one picky eater, I feed her of course, but sometimes it takes multiple offerings for her to agree to even taste what I’ve cooked. And most times, she realizes I was offering a tasty meal anyway.