This post is being generated on a spare computer, with no images, that I can spice this thing up with eye candy, mind altering images.
It has been a while since I’ve posted something significant, earth shaking, brilliant, mind altering tasty. This may not fit Nobel sensibilities, but if you heed this recipe, your tummy will appreciate it. Yes I am teasing about this awesome-spicy-creamy-clucky-mac-n-cheese. Images will have to be added later, since in the interest of full disclosure…I ate it all before I thought about blogging the recipe.
As you are aware, I am the driver of the culinary clown car, and with it are monumental responsibilities. Well not really. But my creative loafing will become your Big Game Go To dish. So without further fanfare here is the recipe for Mother Clucker’s (product placement) Buffalo Wing Mac & Cheese.
You’ll need the following:
1 big pot of boiling water, prepped for fancy noodle cooking.
1 greased 8X8 baking dish
1 medium sauce pan
1 8oz package of small elbow macaroni noodles
2 8oz blocks of Pholadelphia Cream Cheese
1 can cooked white meat chicken (get over it) (drained too) (get over it)
1/2 bottle of Mother Clucker’s Buffalo Wing Sauce
1/2 to 3/4 cup milk (for desired creaminess)
1/4 cup bacon pieces
1/4 cup minced onion
dash of smoked paprika as garnish
Cook noodles according to directions, however under cook a bit, so the baking of this dish will finish cooking of the noodles. Rinse and cool cooked noodles, set aside.
In sauce pan, slowly melt cream cheese, milk mixture. Reserve some milk in case you would like a creamier version.
When cheese milk is melted and warm add Mother Clucker’s Buffalo Wing Sauce, and drained canned chicken, and bacon pieces to warm up a bit. Do not let this, in any stage, get to a boil or you will be eternally sorry.
Add minced onion and reserved cooked noodles, mix everything well and pour into greased baking dish. Level the ingredients in the pan, like you would with brownies (to keep uneven over baking to happen). Sprinkle over the mac & cheese in dish with smoked paprika as a garnish, you can also drizzle a thin stream of Mother Clucker’s in some fancy geometric design for dramatic effect.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes. Or until the cheese mixture is bubbly. After about 15 minutes check partially cooked mac & cheese for consistency, if looking a bit dry, add more milk to dish and incorporate well, that should make it dreamy creamy. Sprinkle top with more smoked paprika if you are a stickler for proper garnishment in your dishes.
Serve hot. Then have some in the morning like the cold pizza junkie you know you are
If you do not have Mother Clucker’s Buffalo Wing Sauce, please look for it in those few stores that carry our products or have it in stock to ship to you. Regardless, please ask your local specialty store to look into this and our other tasty products that need to be a part of your pantry.
Once again, my apologies for no candid action images. If you are so interested in my motives, I’m planning to make this dish again for Super Bowl Sunday, so photos will be taken then and inserted in the doo dad shortly thereafter. Thanks for viewing.