Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I can't sleep


I am soooo tired! For some reason I'm just not sleeping well lately....well, until the morning. Somehow I forgot to set my alarm this morning for my run and all of a sudden I had a doggie wake up call. "Moooooooooom, you have to get up! I missed my run, I don't want to miss my walk too!" And when I finally got up I was rewarded with a stuffed toy dropped beside my head. Guess I was a good girl.

I was SUCH a good girl, I decided to reward myself with some mac and cheese tonight. I worked backwards for a change. What goes well with mac and cheese? Barbeque. So barbeque chicken it was. Neither of these has a "real" recipe. For the mac and cheese I just make macaroni and then add cubes of velveeta cheese. Because really, velveeta is the only cheese to use when making mac and cheese.

I could have taken the easy way out with the barbeque chicken, I always have store bought sauce in the fridge. It's good for so many things. But if you want to jazz up your store bought sauce a bit, here's a tip: add some brown sugar, melted butter, salt and pepper. It'll make your sauce so sweet and rich. And I love sweet barbeque sauce.

While for most people barbeque is actually...um...barbequed.....I tend to do most of my barbequing in the oven. I coat my chicken or ribs in sauce and bake them in the oven. It makes it easy to enjoy year round!

14 comments:

  1. holy mother of cheese, my mouth watered instantly as soon as i laid eyes on that picture.

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  2. I love making "barbecued" chicken that way! And the mac and cheese looks sooo good!

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  3. Hmm, I haven't been sleeping that well either lately. :( Hope tonight is better!

    I love making mac 'n cheese with Velveeta as well. Agreed, it's the best!

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  4. Whatever, that looks like SUCH an awesome dinner! I've been craving mac and cheese lately.

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  5. I don't have a real recipe for Mac and Cheese either. I just wing it. Velveeta does work best but have you tried Laughing Cow wedges? They work good too and then I add some real fresh parmesan! So good.

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  6. I have jazzed up bbq sauce before but never with butter. Thanks for the tip, will do that next time!

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  7. hubs was just saying the same thing about not sleeping well and having trouble waking up in the morning. ugh!

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  8. I've been sleeping like shit lately too. I'll be some mac n cheese would make me feel better. :)

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  9. I haven't been sleeping well lately neither. That mac & cheese looks deeelish though.

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  10. Mmm BBQ chicken. Looks good...may have to make that tonight!

    ~Liz
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  11. what a smart and awesome way to make barbecued chicken/ribs!

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  12. Comfort food! Nothing better! Oh, you have an award over at my place.
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