Don't you love Grandma's cooking? There's really nothing else like it. :)
Jason's Grandma is known for her cooking. At Christmas times she bakes DOZENS of cookies, both sugar and anise flavored. Jason is a sucker for her anise cookies and she sends them down to Houston for us every year. :) She also makes a recipe that we Norris' affectionately call, Red Macaronis.
They are AMAZING. Out of this world. Grandma makes them as a side dish for all of the major holidays, Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter, every year. But, ever since I was given the recipe by Jason's aunt, I've been making it as an actual meal for our family from time to time. The boys LOVE it... and anything that my two toddlers will eat is a golden recipe at our house. :)
Today, I'm sharing it with you! Just a warning though, this is in no way a healthy dish. Want proof? Here are the 5 ingredients you need to make your own red macaronis:
Yep, velveeta, macaroni, tomato juice, butter and sugar. I don't think this would make Dr. Oz proud! But, just wait until you taste these bad boys. It's worth it to break the "healthy eating" rules and indulge in this delicious dish every once and awhile. :)
Grandma Ginny's Red Macaronis
1 pound of elbow macaroni, cooked
16 oz. Velveeta, cut into cubes
1 can tomato juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 stick of butter, cut into cubes
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Pour half of macaroni into casserole dish. Top with half of cheese, tomato juice, sugar and butter. Cover with other half of macaroni and add remaining ingredients on top.
3. Bake uncovered for 50-55 minutes.
If making in crockpot, set crock pot to high and follow step 2 to layer ingredients. Cook for 1 hour. Stir, then turn crockpot on low and cook for additional 30-45 minutes.
You can find a printable version of this recipe here.
I'd love to know if you decided to make this dish. It would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving table on Thursday. :)
What is your favorite dish that your Grandma makes?