Wednesday. The 16th. Rock Lunch heads south in 5 minutes for the Pueblo Edition of “Local? or Lie??”
Bacon, Ranch, Chicken Mac & Cheese
8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
1 slice applewood-smoked bacon
8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
1/3 cup condensed 45% reduced-sodium 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded six-cheese Italian blend
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded colby-Jack cheese
1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.
2. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings in pan. Finely chop bacon; set aside. Increase heat to medium-high. Add chicken to drippings in pan; sauté 6 minutes or until done.
3. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; sprinkle flour evenly into pan. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk. Combine milk and soup, stirring with a whisk; gradually add milk mixture to saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat; let stand 4 minutes or until sauce cools to 155°. Add Italian cheese blend, onion powder, garlic powder, dill, and salt, stirring until cheese melts. Stir in pasta and chicken.
4. Preheat broiler.
5. Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with reserved bacon and colby-Jack cheese. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese melts.
Just when I was expecting him to dig a hole and crawl under….
Faith in humanity fully restored…..
The remaining members of Nirvana took to the stage for a secret show last week after their Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear took over a small club in Brooklyn to perform some of the bands classics. Check out Nirvana with Joan Jett below…
Today’s Rock Lunch offers up a pair of tickets to the Pikes Peak Derby Dames and $25 worth of Domino’s Pizza.