Side Dishes

Lobster Mac and Cheese

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Okay, friends. This might be one of my favorite recipe posts of all time here on Shel's Kitchen. Lobster. Mac and Cheese. WHAT?! It so SO good. If you have ever eaten at a little place called Capital Grille or maybe The Bristol you may have seen this delicious decadence on the menu. Trust me, it is worth every penny and every calorie! Admittedly, this is a special occasion recipe. The lobster (which I bought at Costco!) is a splurge and, in my world, the gruyere cheese is a splurge

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1 lb. campanelle pasta (penne, cavatappi or even elbow macaroni would work too - I just wanted the pasta to be a special shape!)
Salt
1 quart whole milk
8 T. unsalted butter, divided
1/2 c. all purpose flour
12 oz. gruyere cheese, shredded
8 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 t. black pepper
1/2 t. nutmeg
1 lb. cooked lobster meat, cut into bite sized pieces
1 1/2 c. fresh bread crumbs (5 slices, crusts removed)
Preheat the oven to 375. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season liberally with salt. Add the pasta and cook according to the package directions. Drain well, put the pasta back in the pot and set...
See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
464

Sodium
516mg
21% DV

Fat
18g
29% DV

Protein
16g
33% DV

Carbs
55g
18% DV

Fiber
4g
17% DV

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes is a classic Southern dish! Flavored with bacon, onion, garlic and cider vinegar, you know these vegetables are bound to be good. Serve garden fresh okra and tomatoes during the summer months, or use canned and frozen ingredients in the off-season. Paired with a side of cornbread, this is a simple and affordable dish to enjoy year-round!

3 slices thick cut bacon
1 small Vidalia onion
2 cloves garlic
2 15.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 T sugar
2 t fresh thyme leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
2 c fresh or frozen okra
salt and pepper ( to taste )
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  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook bacon until the bacon is starting to get crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic; saute for 5 more...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
1105

Sodium
1147mg
47% DV

Fat
114g
176% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
4g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV