Last night's random recipe, Chili Mac and Cheese, was not so random, as I OFTEN pin recipes from Pinterest that look tasty and easy to make, but I don't cook them as often as I would like. As a matter of fact I pinned this recipe yesterday morning as I drank my coffee before work. As the day progressed, I kept thinking about how busy my night would be with kid errands and sports games, that I mentally browsed my cabinets and realized that I actually had all of the ingredients for this recipe in my pantry. Shocker, because I am not a "prepper", and I do not have stockpiles of supplies in cabinets and freezers. I am more of a pick up a few fresh things during the week, rather than a person who freezes four months worth of meat. That's how my grandmother did it, so I guess old habits die hard.
Back to the recipe. Here's the original pin for Chili Mac and Cheese that I found on Pinterest from the website Damn Delicious.
And here's my version..
The only thing I changed in the recipe is that I substituted the ground beef with chicken sausage, because that's what I had fresh in the refrigerator, and I used a black bean instead of a white bean, because that 's what I had in the pantry. I didn't have parsley handy, but we did sprinkle the cheese on top of our individual bowls.
My family usually likes the meals that I cook (when I cook) but everyone LOVED this dish, especially my son who had two helpings. With the winter season being my family's busiest time of year, Random Recipe Night will soon play a major role in our work week.