Hey, Everyone! Thanks for all of your support and encouragement on last week’s One Room Challenge post. We are working so hard but loving EVERY minute of it! If you’ve not been following along, you’ve got to take a peek at all we’ve managed to accomplish and to get the whole story!
It’s Week #10 on the You Link It; We Make It Link Party, the recipe sharing link party with a twist! Every week we make, and review, our favorite recipes from those linked up! How exciting to celebrate our 10th post!
I loved Miz Helen’s Texas Mud Pie. What’s not to love? It has a pecan cookie crust, followed by three – yes three! – Decadent layers of heaven. I was also pretty intrigued by Winstead Wandering’s Cinnamon Roll Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting. I’m an immediate gratification girl, and the idea of all of the flavors and scents of a cinnamon roll without all of the fuss of kneading and raising the dough, is pretty much my dream come true! But, with all of the craziness with the One Room Challenge, the back and forth of mom’s taxi, time has been rather scarce these days, so I was happy to find a dinner recipe that could be made ahead of time and re-heated – Life with Heidi’s BBQ Mac and Cheese fit the bill nicely!
Some of my favorite post’s on Heidi’s blog are those dedicated to fun and crucial national days that everyone either doesn’t know about and should, or does know about and has forgotten, such as national peppermint pattie day, fettuccine alfredo day and croissant day! To add to the fun, there is always a recipe accompaniment to partner with the day.
Her BBQ Mac and Cheese caught my eye with layers of gooey cheese and caramelized BBQ sauce atop tender and juicy pork tenderloin. Yum!
To simplify and cut down on dishes, I prepared the cheese sauce in the pan used to cook the pork, allowing me to incorporate some of the delicious drippings. It makes a big difference to the taste of the sauce, believe it or not!
My stand mixer makes quick work of shredding the pork.
I was running a bit short on time and so skipped the step of pre-baking the mac and cheese – in hindsight, I think I’d add that back in there.
The final result was creamy, and the sweetness of the bbq sauce complimented the flavor of the mac and cheese. My family loved it!
Thank you to Heidi for sharing such a great recipe!