Miraculous Macaroni & Cheese, Aviva Goldfarb

It’s not the weekend quite yet, but I was inspired to take my mind off some very sad news about my grandfather (vovô in Portuguese).  If you’ve seen my Facebook updates, you know he had a stroke recently and lost 2/3 of his brain and was paralyzed on the right side, and since then, it has been touch and go.  Unfortunately, there’s not enough the doctors can do, and it is just a matter of time before he passes.

So, I took out my copy of SOS! The Six O’clock Scramble to the Rescue by Aviva Goldfarb to find something to make for dinner that was easy and mindless.  Typical me, I had to spruce it up and change it around.  I didn’t have any shredded cheddar, but I had some sliced cheddar, I didn’t have any mustard powder, and I didn’t want sausage.  Instead, I used pepper and some diced canned tomatoes, along with the salt, nutmeg, sliced cheddar.  First, you melt margarine in the casserole dish before adding the macaroni and ensuring it is covered with the butter.  Once that’s done you add the other ingredients, plus milk and bake at 350 for an hour.

Again, I put my own twist on it by adding about a teaspoon of flour to thicken the sauce and reduced the amount of milk since I also had the juice from the tomatoes.  You bake it in the oven without a cover.   This is the finished product with some browned bread crumbs on top.

Thanks for stopping by and when I feel like reading again, I will have some reviews for you.  Please bear with me.

If you missed my earlier review of this cookbook or my interview with Aviva Goldfarb, please check them out.


Since writing this my grandfather has passed away.  I’ll probably be offline for a while.  If I miss anything important, please email me.  Thanks to everyone for their support, prayers, and condolences.


  1. My condolences on your loss. Your family is in my thoughts.
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  2. Serena, I’m so sorry about your grandfather’s illness. Sometimes cooking can be so therapeutic, and I’m glad you enjoyed the mac ‘n cheese with your own creative twitsts.

  3. I am so sorry to hear the news about your Grandfather…will be in my prayers Serena!

  4. I am so sorry about the loss of your grandfather. Take all the time you need during this difficult time. Thanks for taking the time to share this recipe and cookbook, both look so good.
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  5. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Take as much time away from your blog as you need to, we’ll be here when you get back. Now’s the time to take comfort with family.
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  6. Oh, Serena, I’m so sorry for your loss. We’ll be thinking about you and sending good wishes your way.

  7. My condolances on the loss of your Grandfather. Your memories of him will always be with you.

  8. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  9. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather. It’s so difficult to watch those we love suffer so. I’ll keep him (and you) in my prayers.

  10. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather. I hope you got my message. Remember, I’m just a short drive or a phone call away if you need anything or just want to talk.

    You always do a great job changing up recipes. This one looks really good.
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  11. Ruth @ Bookish Ruth says

    That looks incredible! I’ll have to look into that book now that I’m cooking more often. (I hate being in a hot kitchen during the summer months.)

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Don’t worry about reviews, do what you need to do for yourself and your family first.
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