Megan Cooks Mac 'n' Cheese

Megan loves Mac ‘n’ Cheese! Since Mai hates buying processed foods, she purchased a box of pasta elbows, a package of Swiss cheese and some Parmesan cheese and turmeric and paprika (for color).

Due to the altitude, they had to cook it for 21 minutes instead of the 11 minutes in the recipe.

The last time, they cooked it several weeks ago, it tasted too pasta-tasting because it wasn’t cooked long enough and they had put too much flour.  Mai said Megan had to develop better tasting habits.

Megan had to eat the last batch because she wouldn’t throw it away, but this time Megan said it tastes WONDERFUL!

All FOUR QUARTS of today’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese.

Reheating something like Mac ‘n’ Cheese is one of the few times we use the microwave — we never use it for cooking food — only occasionally reheating food.

Cloudcroft RV Site

Here’s a photo of the general layout of our RV site.  Not very large, but OK for us.  Lots  of  pine trees around us and the air is very clear due to our altitude of 8,650 ft.

The locals call the rainy season in June and July the ‘monsoon’ season, but it generally rains only a few hours in the afternoon.  However, it occasionally rains during the evening and night — love that sound of rain on the RV roof.

According to the drought map on the internet, we are in the middle of the SEVERE DROUGHT area, but here in   Cloudcroft, you wouldn’t know it. Weather-wise, everything is quite comfortable and very beautiful when the sun shines.

Megan is now 2″ taller than Mai and has much more the body shape of her German great-grandmother who she is named after – Emilie Reich.  Looking at Megan one wouldn’t believe that she is 50% Vietnamese.