Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Miz Deen Will Have Hers With Cream, Please

Arguably, Paula Deen's rich recipes may have caught up with her. The 64 year old chef who never met a vegetable she didn't want to put either butter or bacon on (or a casserole that didn't have cream or evaporated milk,) announced today that she was diagnosed three years ago with type 2 diabetes. She held off telling others at that time, she says, because at that point she didn't know anything about diabetes and wanted to educate herself before trying to help others with the disease.

Part of her announcement included the fact that she had finalized a deal with a pharmaceutical company (located in Denmark) as spokes person for their diabetes drug.

THE LADY'S CHEESY MAC as served at The Lady & Sons, her restaurant in Savannah
2 cups or 8 oz. macaroni
2 cups shredded Cheddar, plus extra for topping
1/2 stick butter, cut into pieces
3 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup whole milk or evaporated milk
1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 13 x 9 in. baking dish with butter, oil or cooking spray.
Cook the macaroni, drain it and put it in a big bowl. Add the Cheddar and butter bits. Stir until the pasta is coated.
Take a medium bowl and whisk together the eggs, milk, sour cream. Add this to the big bowl of pasta, mix and then shovel it all into the baking dish. Bake until golden - 35 to 40 minutes. Take the dish out, garnish with the extra Cheddar and stick it back in the oven until the cheese melts.

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