I was happy thrilled to be able to have all three kids at the house for dinner on Sunday, no NFL football game to keep Mr. Perfect away and no Nascar to keep Mr. Wonderful away…so YIPEE Family Dinner! In case anyone is wondering, no one helped with the dishes.
My girls refused to let me take any pictures, something about bad hair and a stomach ache. I took a few of Mr. Perfect and I am not going to quote what he said when I thanked him for not throwing a fit like his sisters.
My third girl let me get a few of her, I think we need to put her on a diet.
I decided to make Granny Christian’s barbeque yummy! If your related to my late grandmother Eunice then you know there is nothing like her barbeque recipe. The First Born has given up meat so I made her baked mac and cheese and Mr. Perfect’s favorite dessert is Dump Cake…I pleased EVERYONE…..write it down.
I thought it would be a great time to participate in a couple of food blog parties.
55 min | 5 min prep
- 10ounces macaroni
- 12ounces Velveeta cheese
- 8ounces cream cheese
- 1/2cup parmesan cheese(canned is fine)
- 1 beatenegg
- 1 1/2cups half-and-half
- 1/4cup butter
- 1tablespoon flour
- 1teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- 1/2teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/2teaspoon salt
- 1/4teaspoon pepper
- Boil noodles until done.
- While noodles are cooking, grease a rectangular glass casserole dish.
- After noodles are drained and have cooled for a few minutes, put them in casserole dish and mix with beaten egg.
- Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, melt butter on medium-low heat and add flour to make a paste.
- Add half and half and bring to a boil on medium-high heat.
- Reduce heat and add velveeta and cream cheese in small chunks.
- Stir and add seasonings (last four ingredients).
- After all the cheese is melted and the sauce has a medium thick consistency (you may need to play around with the half and half or milk to get the consistency you prefer), pour it over the noodles.
- Stir noodles with sauce until they are combined.
- Sprinkle parmesan over the top.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 30-45 minutes (I wait until it’s a little browned).
Granny Christian’s Barbeque
- ½ lb. ground beef (I use chuck)
- 1 T. shortening (I leave this out)
- 2 t. vinegar
- ¼ C onion chopped
- ½ C celery chopped
- 1 ½ t. dry mustard
- 1 C ketchup
- ½ C water
- 2 T brown sugar
- ½ C lemon juice
- ½ t. salt and pepper
- 1/8 t. cayenne pepper
A recipe doesn’t get any easier, you can combine everything in a pan, bring to a boil turn down and cook for about an hour as one aunt does, or you can brown your beef drain and then combine remaining ingredients bring to a boil reduce heat and cook for about an hour. I think the longer you cook it the better it is.
We like to use it over hotdogs on day two.
You will never eat Manwich again after you try this recipe.
Cherry Dump Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hours,
- 1 (20 ounces) can crushed pineapple, undrained
- 1 (21 ounces) can prepared more fruit cherry pie filling
- 1 (18.25 ounces) box yellow cake mix
- 2 sticks of butter or margarine, each cut into 12 slices
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts (your choice – optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (325 for glass baking dish). Have a 9 by 13-inch baking pan ready.
Dump undrained pineapple baking dish or pan and spread it out evenly.
Cut butter into slices with a butter knife and place slices evenly over cake mix.
Sprinkle nuts on top if you’re using them.
Bake for one hour. Use heavy oven mitts to remove the dump cake from oven or let your older helper do it.
Yield: about 10 to 12 servings
The Cherry Dump Cake is made by Mr. Perfect himself, the hardest thing is cutting up the butter…a five year old could make this cake…try it!