What do mac and cheese and meatloaf have in common?

They both have bad reputations. Is fettuccini alfredo the same as mac and cheese? yes, yes it is. Everyone thinks they’re special. Pasta and a cheese sauce is all they really are. Macaroni and cheese gets sold as the cheap two dollar side for your meal where fettuccini gets sold for at least 12 at any restaurant. Meatloaf, a tender juicy main that can also be sliced and eaten on sandwiches for out of this world leftovers. It is one of the best foods for a homemade dinner. Is it so different from meat balls (also not a great name I realize) which are always on the best sandwiches and in awesome pasta dishes where meatloaf is relegated to the buffet line.
Also, how in the world does Salsbury steak get away with it??? I mean really!! Salsbury steak is a hamburger patty with some sauce. I guess not so dissimilar to a low carb hamburger (nice job modern rebranding)

You say Semi-truck I say Lory…Ok I say Semi truck and some say Lory

You Water Closet I say Bathroom

You say trousers I say pants

You say fanny and I say well nevermind what I say.

But you say alfredo and I say cheese.

I prefer the mac and cheese and meatloaf names but I propose “The Clifton Chop” for the meatloaf and the “fiori fromage” for mac and cheeses. So when your making these decadent dishes throw your nose in the air a little.

The Clifton Chop

  • grease one bread pan with butter and line another bread pan with foil with plenty of excess hanging over the edge
  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl preferably with your bare hands
  •  put half the mixture in one pan and half in the other and bake them both on 350 for 45 minutes
  • Put one pan on the table and eat it and put the other pan in the freezer for later P.S. You’re welcome
  • If you have any more leftovers they are so good sliced and on bread for sandwiches!!!
  1. 2 pounds ground beef or deer
  2. 1 pound sausage
  3. 1 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  4. 1/2 of an onion diced
  5. 1/2 of a Red bell pepper diced
  6. 2 eggs
  7. One can diced tomatoes
  8. 2 teaspoons salt
  9. 2 teaspoons pepper
  10. 2 Tablespoons Steak seasoning
  11. One cup of bread crumbs or one sleeve of crushed Ritz crackers

Optional Tomato Glaze

A piece of cheese I found in my shoe after letting a 2 year old “help’

Fiori Fromage (aka my grandma’s Mac ‘n Cheese)

  • Boil water for your pasta and cook according to package directions (hopefully the package says to add about a tablespoon of salt to the water)
  • Melt your butter (1/4 cup) in a sauce pan un til it’s sizzling,
  • Stir in your flour (3T), dry mustard(1.5t), salt(1t), onion powder(0.5t), and lastly the milk (3 c) stirring constantly until mixture boils
  • Turn off the heat and stir in your cheese(3.5c) until melted
  • Mix those two love birds (the pasta and cheese sauce that is)
  • Put the mixture in a casserole dish or whatever oven proof dish you have and top with lots of grated cheddar cheese(1.5c).
  • Bake at 350 until the cheese is browned
  • Not in my grandmother’s recipe is sliced sausage if served as a main course
  1. 2 cups pasta (Fiori is clearly the best)
  2. 1/4 cup butter
  3. 3 Tablespoons flour
  4. 1 & 1/2 teaspoons dried mustard
  5. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 3 cups milk
  8. 3 1/2 cups cubed cheddar cheese ( you can substitute with 3 cups velveta cubed and one cup cheddar)
  9. shredded cheddar for the topping ( I put 1 &1/2)
  10. Optional 8 sausage links cooked and sliced


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