Week 14 – Whiskey Bacon, Mac & Cheese

NFL 2019/2020 Season

Week Fourteen

Whiskey Bacon, Mac & Cheese

IMG_2373

OMG…my mouth waters when I look at this picture… the cheesy gooey goodness and then that crispy BBQ sauced bacon….. omg… you guys! this is SO GOOOOOOOOD!!!

Seriously one for the books! super easy to make as well!

Happy week 14 friends! Gonna be a good week of ball!

Here are the Roster details for this weeks Line up!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ packages of Bacon
  • ½ cup of BBQ sauce (see Week 12 for Whiskey BBQ recipe)   
  • ½ of a box of macaroni
  • 4 ½ cups of water
  • Salt (for the water) + 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter + 1/8 cup melted butter
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 2 cloves garlic diced finely
  • ¼ cup Spanish white onion diced finely
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1 tbsp mustard powder
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 bag of shredded cheese (Mild & Old cheddar mix)
  • ¼ cup panko crumbs
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • ¼ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup Grated Parmesan

Instructions:

  1. Bake bacon with BBQ sauce in the oven for 30-40 minutes @ 400 (you want crispy bacon)
  2. Cook pasta as directed on the box (salt the water – it should taste like the sea) and drain
  3. In a large saucepan, on medium-high heat, add onions, garlic, and butter and let cook down for about 3-4 minutes
  4. Add flour to make the rue
  5. Add milk and stir until the milk and rue combine
  6. Add in mustard powder, salt (1/8 tsp), and pepper – whisk until combined
  7. Mix sauce until thickened about 5-7 minutes – whisking generously the entire time
  8. Turn off the heat and add your cheese until combined and sauce is thick and cheesy
  9. stir in all but ½ cup bacon into the sauce 
  10. Add cooked macaroni and mix well, move to a 9 x 13 pan
  11. In a separate bowl mix 1/8 cup of melted butter with panko crumbs, breadcrumbs, and parsley
  12. Add the crumb mixture to the top of your macaroni
  13. Top with grated parmesan and remaining ½ cup bacon
  14. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes @ 350 degrees

IMG_2371

Printable Recipe Below

Week 14 – December 8

 

Pick Tip – Trust your gut. you can read all the stats, all the spread info, you can watch the injury report, and push through your fantasy picks based on predictions but at the end of the day, where I make my best decisions, is through my gut. Sometimes my gut is wrong, but the fact of the matter is – I watch enough football to sit here and say I can trust my gut. Like today…. the Bangels are 1-11 playing the Browns today haha I picked CIN. I have a gut feeling Dalton is wanting that second win! we will find out if my gut is right 😛

TRUST YOUR GUT… especially when you have eaten these yummy foods 😛

Enjoy!

-Brittany

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s