• Dawn Hames

Cheesy Macaroni And Wieners



Spring is now bursting forth. The apple trees are in bloom. The green grass and leaves are a delight to see. Spring rains have finally arrived, and cleaned the air, leaving it refreshing. This spring is extra special, after we have all been through so much with COVID.

This is a fast and easy recipe that lets you get a meal on the table in a very short time, with very little fuss and mess. If you are eating gluten-free, this recipe adapts well to rice macaroni. For a really cheesy version, you can add an additional 1/4 cup of Cheeze Whiz. For young children that are picky eaters, you can leave out the onions until, all the youngsters are served and then stir them in.

This dish includes vegetables like peas, carrots and onions. For more vegetables, you can easily add an additional cup to this recipe for more of their beneficial nutrients. Onions are a great source of the nutrient quercetin, and the good news is that cooked onions retain this beneficial nutrient, undamaged by the heat, and cooked onions are easier on the breath than raw onions. Quercetin is a flavonoid that may inhibit the growth of certain cancers. Quercetin has been shown to lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol and be protective of the cardiovascular system. Onions are a natural source of both quercetin and chromium, which both assist in blood sugar control. Onions contain sulfur compounds that work to detox our bodies by binding to heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium and then escorting them out of the body. Mustard adds a nice complement to the cheese flavour, and has many health benefits. It is full of nutrients, soothes muscle aches and even helps prevent cancer.

Cheesy Macaroni and Wieners

1 pound of wieners

2 cups frozen peas and carrots

3 cups of uncooked macaroni

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

1 yellow onion chopped

3/4 cup Cheeze Whiz

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons yellow mustard

Cut the wieners into coins, and add to a large pot, and bring to a boil, and boil for 5 minutes. Preheat your frypan, add the oil, Chop the onion and sauté until softened. Add the carrots and peas, to the pot with the water and wieners and bring the pot back to a boil. Add uncooked macaroni, and boil until cooked, according to the package. When the macaroni is cooked, drain, and stir in the Cheeze Whiz, pepper, and onions.

Cheese Dog in a Pot

Based on the above recipe, remove the carrots and peas, and add 1/3 cup green relish or homemade vegetable relish. Serve with ketchup on the side.

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