November OBA Blog Swap

As a part of today’s Ohio Blogging Association‘s All State Blog Swap, I’m happy to introduce you to Kevin from Kevin’s Journal, Poetry From The Heart. On this day, bloggers from around the great state of Ohio have volunteered to swap posts with each other as way to get to know each other better as well as expose the community to new or different voices. For a full listing of blog swap participants, please visit Alicia’s Poise in Parma blog.

And now a word from Kevin:

Greetings, readers! My name is Kevin Frederick Smith, and I am the creative mind behind Kevin’s Journal. On my blog, you can read all of my best poems, as well as news about my adventures in the Greater Cleveland poetry community! Enjoy, and please feel free to leave me comments while you’re there!

That’s not why I’m here today, however. As part of the Ohio Blogging Association‘s latest All State Blog Swap, Julie and I are taking a stab at writing for each other’s blogs! She has written a poem, which can be found in the 11/19/12 entry on Kevin’s Journal (if it’s not there, try again after 9:00am on that date). In exchange, I have agreed to share a simple recipe which I invented.

Some people would call this a form of “Bachelor Stew,” but I prefer to give it a more dignified name:

Deluxe Macaroni Casserole


  • One 7.25 oz. package Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
  • 6 cups water (approx.)
  • 4 Tbsp. Smart Balance Light margarine
  • ¼ cup 1% milk
  • One 16 oz. package Freshlike Broccoli Stir-Fry vegetable blend, frozen
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • One package Jennie-O Turkey Franks, frozen


  1. In a medium saucepan, prepare Macaroni & Cheese as directed on package, using water, margarine and milk. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, stir-fry vegetables in the oil until tender-crisp. Set aside.
  3. On a microwave-safe plate, place 3 turkey franks. Slit each frank lengthwise, part-way through, and microwave until heated through. Remove from microwave and slice franks widthwise into small pieces.
  4. Combine Macaroni & Cheese, vegetables, and franks in saucepan used for macaroni. Stir over low heat until thoroughly mixed and heated through.
  5. Serve hot in individual bowls

Serves 2 or more, depending on appetite. Enjoy!

Thank you Kevin! And for all who are local and also cookie lovers. Make sure you RSVP on Facebook for the December meetup which is a holiday party cookie swap at Battery Park Wine Bar!

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