Friday, February 4, 2011

Simple But Good

Cold and dreary outside! Have been trying to eat healthy lately due to all the "slip-ups" during the holidays, so was digging in the pantry trying to find something that resembled comfort food. Ahhhh Ha! A box of shells and cheese that I bought a while back when a couple of the Grands were going to be here and ended up not using. Why?? Cause one of the visiting Grands "Does Not Do Cheese" . That is another story. Anyway........I also had a pkg. of JD's breakfast sausage in the freezer, and a can of rotel tomatoes .

Rotel Shells and Cheese
Cook and prepare shells and cheese as directed.
Cook sausage till done and browned (crumbled).
Combine all with a can of rotel tomatoes.
Choose the "heat" level of the sausage and rotel tomatoes that you like. I always use Mild - What can I say -I am a Wimp. If it hurts to eat it, I do not want any - Thanks anyway!
Mix and enjoy.

I rarely make it as it is not the healthiest dish around, but it hit the spot on a cold Winter day. My daughter came by for a quick visit, and filled up a "bowl to go", which was a good thing, as it got the temptation out of the house.
Simple? Yes!
Like shells and cheese , sausage, rotel? Give it a try (when you are NOT watching your diet).
Just one of those little "No No Treats" in life!
I am linking up with Michael Lee @ Foodie Friday (even tho not really a Valentine's dish),
and I am linking up with Laurie @ A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday.
I think I need a good dose of "get up and go", as my "get up and go" took a hike ! Probably went further South for warmer temps and sunshine. I had all these plans about what I wanted to accomplish before Spring, so could get a painter in here. It is just not happening - seems like I am just moving things around.

Just saw the weather report for the next week ! More "white stuff" in the forecast - think I need to join my "get up and go" if it did go South!

Enjoy your weekend!


Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

mmmm looking yummy to me too !
and simple ~ more goodness ")
i'm with you on the heading S -
i think the birds have got it right!

mustard seeds said...

Yes, sometimes I feel like I am just "spinning my wheels". No, I cannot believe the weather. I really hope that little groundhog was not wrong, but it really looks cold next week. Take care. Your dish looks good. I cooked taco soup last night. comfort food on a cold day makes me happy.

Divine Theatre said...

Good pregnancy food! I'm in!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Now that does look yummy! Of course you had me at shells and cheese!

Susan Freeman said...

If I had all of those ingredients in my pantry right now, I'd be serving this for dinner. Looks yummy!!

Susan and Bentley

The Old Parsonage said...

Sounds and looks like it's very "comfortable" to me:) I've been trying to eat healthy too down 5lbs this month - yeah!

Stay warm my friend!

Brenda Pruitt said...

It does look delicious! We even have the white stuff here. So tired of winter, and I know I should be grateful I'm not where it's REALLY cold! I am.

Debbiedoos said...

That looks excellent...I have two of the three ingredients. Thanks for sharing, I will try this sometime. Have a great weekend.

lvroftiques said...

I hope my giddy up and go and yours are on some nice warm beach somewhere drinking pina coladas because I just want to sit around and eat food like your Rotel Shells and Cheese! *winks* Vanna

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Glenda, my giddy up and go got up and went too. If ours both went south, they may be smarter than the two of us! Thanks for sharing this recipe. the guys in my family like any dish that contains Rotel! This looks delicious. I'm so glad you linked to Favorite Things. (Your header is so pretty). Stay safe and warm! laurie

Donna said...

My get up and go hasn't got up with the new year! I just can't get motivated!
This recipe looks so good! All my favorite things :)

Sue said...

I hear you on the low energy thing...I think it is lack of sunshine! I had to laugh at your "recipe". I was needing a bit of comfort food myself today. I grabbed a box of mac and cheese that the little grands didn't eat last weekend. I sizzled some shaved ham in a little butter and stirred it into my mac and cheese. I never do that, but it was good!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh YUMMY!! this sounds sooooooo Good Glenda..just like a warm spot in your tummy..great winter dish I will try this one for sure as I have everything to make it on hand..Len will love it for sure Thanks my Dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

xinex said...

Looks good and simple, Glenda. My kind of cooking, lol...Christine

Carolyn™ said...

I couldnt think of anything looker nicer and just makes me want to put some on a plate and tuck in. In saying that its extremely hot here and it looks nice for the cooler weather your having over your side of the pond.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Yummy looking recipe Glenda!
And I hear you about the get up and go, I think mine has gone south too!
Happy Weekend,

susan said...

Glenda-This is true comfort food and I think I have all the ingredients! What a good idea to put this together! I cannot believe how much the baby has grown!!! It seems as though she just arrived! I want to reach out and hold her :) Did you make it to the bead show? More gloom today. I need some warm sunshine! At least we missed snow and ice!

Richard Cottrell said...

I can't waite to make it, going to a carry in tomarow, guess what I am gona make? Richard at

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

This is making me hungry. Looks like a great dinner for one of these cold nights. Thanks for sharing the recipe Glenda.

Donna Lynn said...

Yummy! My son makes organic shells and cheese all the time, he adds tuna and then puts in Franks Red Hot, says it is his comfort food.

We are having lovely warm temps here, I was even able to spend a whole day in my garden beds, getting all the winter muck cleaned up! I am sooo thankful we don't have much of a winter here in Western WA.
Looking forward to Valentines Day and the wonderful beginning of Spring!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Delicious! I am a big fan of one pot meals especially on a cold day... Thank you for recipe. I have made this with hamburger seasoned like you were going to make meatballs BUT never this way. YUMMMMY!!! I'm your newest FOLLOWER, I hope you will PEEK in on me and FOLLOW ME TOO!
Hugs, Donna

Sarah said...

Glenda, this looks like a tasty dish for a cold winter evening. ~ Sarah

Sue said...

Like Donna, I've had mac n cheese with the addition of ground beef, but a nice spicy sausage sounds pretty darn good to me! Good winter weather meal. :-)