Chorizo Mac & Cheese

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I try to fight it, I really do. But my GOODNESS I love suburbia.

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I like leaving for work in the morning & seeing all of the stay at home mommies going for their morning strolls with their young tots. I might shed a tear of jealousy thinking about their flexible schedules & the fact that they’ll probably get to watch Gilmore Girls today but NOT COMPLAINING. God made Netflix for the working woman. I digress.

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BEST part about suburbia: Costco. It’s like dinner & a show in a warehouse. Dine on the hotdogs & surprisingly good pizza AND people watch. All for only $55 a year. Bargain.

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Garr & I walked in the other day with our shoulders back & our chests puffed out. So freakin’ confident.

“Excuse me, where is the MEMBERSHIP counter??” we said a little too loudly.

“Umm right there” *points 3 feet away*. 

“Ahh yes thank you because we are here to purchase a MEMBERSHIP.”

A Costco membership is something we debated about for a while. Do I need a 60 gallon bottle of ranch dressing? No, but I need the OPTION. More so, are we ready for this step into adulthood? Yes. Yes, we are. A rite of passage if you will, we are now your newest Costco members thus rounding out the suburban dream we said we’d put off until our thirties. WHOOPS!

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All I bought were some new pillows & a rug. Need to step up my bulk buying game.


Time: 30 minutes (prep +cooking) | Serves: 4


  • 1 lb. of whole grain penne
  • 1 lb. of pork chorizo
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 cup of shard cheddar, freshley shredded
  • 1 cup of pepper jack cheese, freshly shredded
  • 1 tbsp. of butter
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Cook pasta until al dente, drain
  • In a skillet. cook chorizo over medium heat
  • Once cooked through, add red pepper + jalapeno + S+P, cook another 3-4 minutes
  • Add pasta back to hot pot + add butter
  • Stir in cheese + S+P
  • Add chorizo mix + combine well
  • Serve hot
  • Not kidding this time – smash this in your face

22 thoughts on “Chorizo Mac & Cheese

  1. Debbie Spivey says:

    OMG! I think I REALLY LOVE YOU! Chorizo Mac & Cheese with Sharp Cheddar and Pepper Jack cheeses. Yep, you are definitely after my heart!
    Girl, you can save so much money shopping wholesale!! Buy things that don’t expire: paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, cleaning products…. We buy a box of 150 trash bags. They last a year and we’ve used them several times to move and for things that aren’t really trash. 1 year! How many times have you bought trash bags in the past year? See!


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