No. 3

October 25, 2007 at 7:21 pm | Posted in butternut squash puree, Family Meals | Leave a comment

As a long time fan of the hit show Friends, I happily watched Monica count down Chandler’s favorite meals, and No.3 was one of my favorites…Macaroni and Cheese with cut-up Hot Dogs. You remember the episode, “The one with the Unagi”.

Anyways, my son loves his mac’n cheese with hot dogs. And I found a way to get Butternut Squash into it…Here’s all that you need: 1 box of Trader Joe’s Wisconsin Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese, 2 Trader Joe’s All Natural Uncured All Beef Hot Dogs, 1/2 cup Butternut Squash Puree.

These hot dogs…I know, I was very skeptical of them too, but they are good, seriously good.

Just boil the noodles according to the directions. While the noodles are cooking, mix the cheese sauce packet into the squash puree. Drain the noodles and return them to the pan, add the cut up hot dogs, stir in the cheese sauce, and you’re done. Just keep it on long enough to heat the hot dogs through.

And the verdict, did my son eat this? Yes, Yes, Yes! Chandler’s No. 3 favorite meal lives on in our kitchen on a weekly basis, and now with the butternut squash puree, it’s a meal I can feel good about.

Create a free website or blog at
Entries and comments feeds.