Baked Mac & Cheese


    1. 1 pound tinkyada elbow macaroni
    2. 6 tablespoons butter
    3. 6 tablespoons Bob’s AP GF flour
    4. 2 tablespoon powdered mustard
    5. 6 cups milk
    6. 2 bay leafs
    7. 1 teaspoon paprika
    8. 2 large eggs
    9. 24 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
    10. 2 teaspoon kosher salt
    11. Fresh black pepper
    12. Topping:
    13. 6 tablespoons butter
    14. 2 cup GF bread crumbs (or corn meal)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.

While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and mustard and keep it moving for about five minutes. Make sure it’s free of lumps. Stir in the milk, onion, bay leaf, and paprika. Simmer for ten minutes and remove the bay leaf.

Temper in the egg. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.

Melt the butter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and rest for five minutes before serving.

Based on Alton Brown’s Baked Mac & Cheese

Baked French Toast

Work in progress. Use at your own risk.

  • 250 ml butter
  • All the bread
  • 14 eggs
  • 500 ml cream (or ½&½)
  • 250 ml maple syrup
  • 30 ml vanilla extract
  • 15 ml cinnamon

Take a 10×15 pan and put butter into it. Smear that stuff all over the bottom and up the sides, all the way to the top. Fill the pan with bread and/or bread chunks. Leave at least a 1 cm gap at the top. Blend all of the other stuff and pour over the top. Stick it in the fridge overnight and then bake at 205°C (400°F) until pretty, about 25 min.

It’s because it starts with a B

Dear President Obama,

I just heard the statement you made yesterday about the Plan B decision. I was so outraged that I had to go and find the text so that I could read it. I am incensed that you would appeal to me as a parent to approve of your blatant capitulation to what I see as the Religious Right.

And as I understand it, the reason Kathleen made this decision was she could not be confident that a 10-year-old or an 11-year-old go into a drugstore, should be able — alongside bubble gum or batteries — be able to buy a medication that potentially, if not used properly, could end up having an adverse effect. And I think most parents would probably feel the same way.
– President Obama

The primary “adverse effects” you can get from Plan B are generally menstrual irregularity, nausea and vomiting. Let us compare this to Tylenol which kills almost 500 people a year. I am much more concerned about my 9 year old getting ahold of acetaminophen than levonorgestrel.

If you are going to continue to capitulate to religious conservatives and lie to me about it then I refuse to support you. You will not receive one dollar of my money, nor one minute of my time. I would much rather have some jackass in office who is honest about why he is being a jackass than someone who insists on pissing on my head and telling me it is raining.

With much less respect than I had yesterday,
V. Thane Norton III

Giant Robot

Girl: What if a giant came who was so big he could step down from the sky.
Dad: Guaranteed the US Government would shoot missles at it.
Girl: What?
Mom: Honey, do you remember the movie “The Iron Giant”?

John Madden Football

With the announcement of John Madden’s retirement, I found myself wondering if he will continue to be the EA poster child for football. Will there be a John Madden 2010 football game. I see no reason they should stop. Frankly, I see no reason for them to stop even if he shoul pass from this mortal coil. Not that I would want anything to happen to him, but I thing that John Madden 2030 NFL Zombie Apocolipse could be one of the best things to happen to sports games. You could pick and chose dead players from the past to be on your team, feeding them cheerleaders and Hollywood stars at the half.