I’ve been working at cleaning out the fridge and the freezer.  Tonight was all about finishing off those pieces of cheese collecting in the cheese bin and the hunk of ham in the freezer from Easter.  There was going to be a cheese sauce, definitely, but there was too much for rarebit, so mac and cheese, it was!

My mother made the best macaroni and cheese.  We never-ever had the boxed stuff growing up, and to this day I can honestly say I have never purchased one.  Mac and cheese is just too easy to make! I make it like mom did – a medium white sauce with whatever-cheese is in the house, a shot of tabasco and worcestershire sauce, ham if it isn’t Friday… and elbow macaroni.  Buttered crumbs on top.  350° for about 30 minutes.  Comfort-food simplicity.

It was everything I knew it would be – and more.  I was bad and even went back for seconds.

I did save juuuuuust enough room for dessert, though!

Victor made this last night from his apple cake recipe.


Victor’s Banana  Cake

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large bananas, mashed

Preheat oven to 350°.  Mash bananas.  Add 4 tsp sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon and stir together.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and set aside.

Beat together eggs, milk, bananas & vanilla.  Add oil, mix in flour mixture.

Pour into a well-greased tube pan.  Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top.

Bake at 350° for 1 1/2 hours or until cake tests done.

Cool before slicing.


It’s really good!