Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Freakin’ Green Tomato Mac

Today I am in a “mood,” and for no good reason whatsoever. No one pushed my buttons at work. No one hassled me on the subway. My pugs are behaving like angels. Still, for some reason, everything is “f-ing this,” and “f-ing that,” and I just can’t seem to turn on the sunshine. No humans are actually getting any rain from my mental storm clouds. No dogs, even. Just my chores (the dishes and whatnot. Sorry All-Clad pots, but I know you can take it!), and occasionally the cheery disposition trying desperately to creep back inside my head that an irrationally pissed-off disposition keeps flicking at like a big bully.

So, that’s how an abundance of green tomatoes that led to a delicious baked green tomato mac became Freakin’ Green Tomato Mac.


  • 2 cups of bowtie pasta, cooked al dente
  • 2-3 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 green tomato, diced
  • ¾ cup of grated cheese (I used Swiss, because I had it in my fridge. Use whatever cheese you freakin’ want.)
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat your oven. 400 should do the trick. Cook the pasta and drain, and return the empty pot back to the stove. After frying the bacon, wipe out most of the grease and heat the pan on medium low. Toss the diced green tomatoes in the pan and let them soften a little. In the pasta pot, melt the butter over low heat and stir in the flour. Whisk in the milk, then the grated cheese. Stir in the pasta, green tomatoes, and bacon. Taste for salt and pepper. Spread out the pasta in an oven-safe baking dish. Meanwhile, toss the Panko with olive oil, and sprinkle it over the top of the pasta. Bake for 10 minutes or so until the top is nice and golden.

And I just noticed that my freakin' fortune cookie stopped working. How long has that been going on? Sigh.


A. Lanigan said...

I have those days too. I haven't really figured out how to get rid of grumpy Angie, other than a nap. Occasionally vanilla ice cream with strawberries does the trick:)

Anonymous said...

I love the attitude of "Heat your oven". Uh....Ok.
I have always loved your attitude, even when I didn't.
Love, Mom

Veronica said...

Ha! I know you like my attitude. Especially when you think it's funny when I get mad. HEAT YOUR STINKIN' OVEN, I SAY!!!

I'm with Angie - show me the ice cream!