So Emily asked for the recipes for the brown curry and the mac-n-cheese.

Actually, she called my bluff because the brown curry is nothing but this:


with some chicken and veggies, whatever I have on hand, thrown in.   Sorry to disappoint with my lack of mad curry creation skillz  🙂  I can usually find this at Kroger, actually, in the Asia food section.

On to serious (ie, more time intensive) food:

Macaroni and Brie with Crab (I’m posting the recipe here straight from the Better Homes and Gardens site. I haven’t tried it yet but I think I’ll make one big pot. I also bought pre-made bread crumbs, the Japanese-stle Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs, since all 4 of the ingredients for these were pronounceable unlike some of the other pre-made bread crumbs)


  •   Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1  medium sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 5  Tbsp. butter
  • 1  lb. dried medium shell pasta
  • 1/3  cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4  tsp. salt
  • 1/2  tsp. ground black pepper
  • 3  cups milk
  • 1  lb. Brie cheese, trimmed and chopped (reserve 8 small wedges for topping, if desired)
  • 2  6- to 6.5-oz. cans lump crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed
  • 3  slices firm white bread, torn into large pieces


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat eight 14-to 16-ounce individual baking dishes with cooking spray; set aside. In large skillet cook onion in butter over medium-low heat about 15 minutes or until tender and golden brown, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook pasta in 4-quart Dutch oven according to package directions; drain and return to pan.

2. Add flour, salt, and pepper to onion in skillet; stir until combined, about 1 minute. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Gradually add chopped cheese; cook over medium-low heat until cheese melts. Stir into pasta. Fold in crab. Transfer to baking dishes.

3. Place bread pieces in food processor; cover and process to coarse crumbs. Sprinkle crumbs over pasta mixture. Bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through and crumbs are golden brown. If desired, add a wedge of Brie to each dish the last 5 minutes of baking time. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 595, Total Fat (g) 27, Saturated Fat (g) 16, Monounsaturated Fat (g) 7, Polyunsaturated Fat (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 137, Sodium (mg) 905, Carbohydrate (g) 57, Total Sugar (g) 7, Fiber (g) 2, Protein (g) 31, Vitamin C (DV%) 2, Calcium (DV%) 28, Iron (DV%) 16, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Macaroni and Brie with Crab


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Emily
    Apr 21, 2009 @ 06:26:00

    Thanks! I’m not sure what the fam would think about curry but I may make it for myself. I always liked curry growing up.

    I’m excited to try out the macaroni too!


    • ~m
      Apr 21, 2009 @ 09:01:54

      Emily, I think if I do the mac-n-cheese again ( I made it last night) I’d add some kick to it w/ some prepared spicy brown mustard or something. I also added some asparagus and broccoli for some green…I would probably halve it because it made a lot for 2.5 people to eat, as well 🙂


  2. Naoko Yoshioka
    May 17, 2009 @ 02:49:30

    This looks Delicious, I have to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.


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