Occasionally, very occasionally you have one of those days where you forget something and things that follow become problems.
I was trying to get out and get my truck smog checked and renew the registration today. I was busy before I left but I filled a microwave pot with bow tie pasta, covered it with water added salt, put in for 20 minutes at 50%.
That's what I forgot,
I forgot it was in the microwave. 6 Hours later while trying to put something in the microwave I remembered. .
The top 1/2 inch was dry and I expected the pasta beneath to be mush because I did this once before.
I was ready to toss it. Instead, I took off the dry pieces and poured it into a baking pan and cut up a 1/2 pound of cooked bacon over the top
I used the same pot as the pasta, added 4 cups of grated cheese and three cups of half and half and tried to warm it enough to mix. Not too successful. It was still too loose and I stirred it all over the floor. IDEA: add some flour to thicken.
OH NO! BUGS
So I spent 20 minutes picking bugs out of the cheese and cream mixture, then,
heated it through and poured it over the pasta in a 9 x 13 pan. and baked for 70 minutes at 300.