|Mandy and Rick|
(with their baby Peter)
Her generosity was based on a blog my wife had written about how she isn't a big fan of cooking. She actually does enjoy cooking but every once in a while the making of 2-3 meals a day does wear on you.
Anyway, it was super sweet of Mandy to make this meal for our family. We would have eaten it yesterday, but my mom had the 3 older girls, and the boys were with their Aunt Jodie @ Waterworld ... and this casserole was WAY too big for just Karen and I to enjoy. In fact, it was WAY too big for our family to eat tonight ... but that's plenty okay because now we also know what we're having for dinner tomorrow night! :)
But the flavor of the dish still has me a little puzzled. The basic ingredients are macaroni, tomatoes, corn, cheese, and some sort of red sauce (which I normally despise ... but this was sooooooo good!) The seasoning tasted sweet, but also had just a tiny bit of kick to it. The closest I can categorize it in is something similar to taco seasoning ... but that is just not doing it justice. All I know is it was dee-licious! And the fact that my wife didn't have to cook dinner tonight (or tomorrow) made her very happy ... which makes for a great evening at our house! :)
Thanks Mandy, for an awesome, VERY tasty surprise ... and also for a very cool pay-it-forward kind of idea. Karen and I are already considering who we might pass on a full dinner to. Readers, you've been warned ... but it is a warning of something great that might happen.