This is a meal I've made for a long time now; it was the dish that introduced me to the absolute wonders of cooking with a crockpot/slow cooker. It is one I weave intentions of protection & empowerment into. It uses seasonings like garlic, onion & pepper, which are great for protection and repelling negativity, red pepper for empowerment, strength and speed, but also parsley flakes and butter which can be charged for calming or soothing aspects.
Overall, the dish says, "Whoever eats me is offered protection from negativity and empowerment against stress."
It's a nice side dish to serve with a larger meal (I usually make it with a roasted chicken & carrots cooked all day in chicken gravy&chicken broth - sometimes also with a potato side & rolls), but honestly? My fiance and I tend to crave it by itself more and more frequently these days!
16 oz elbow mac
2 cups milk
12 oz evaporated milk
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese
8 oz mozzarella cheese
8 oz colby jack cheese
8 oz pepperjack cheese
6-8 oz parmesan cheese
red pepper flakes
salt & pepper
Place 2tbsp butter in crockpot with uncooked pasta
Add 2 cups milk & 12 oz evaporated milk
Add all cheeses, stirring together as you go
Add spices & seasonings to taste/intent & stir again
Cook 3-4 hours on high in crockpot
Stir occasionally & adjust spices & seasonings if desired
Notes & Tips
Depending on the amount of prep time I have when starting this meal, I usually prefer to grate my own cheeses from blocks; I feel it gives me a chance to really place a bit of work into the dish & it's a good place to say affirmations & set my intentions. Pre-shredded cheese works just find for making the dish itself, though! You can totally spend your intention-setting time when adding in the seasonings and not have to break your wrists grating cheese for an hour like I do.
On a less witchy note: crockpot liners are you best friend in the world for this dish; after baking for 4 hours, I've noticed sometimes chunks of mac will get stuck to the inner edges of the crockpot. A time or two I've had to soak and scrape at my crockpot & the smell after soaking is nowhere near as appetizing as the small when cooking & eating. Use liners! Just rip 'em out & toss them once you're done eating or done with the leftovers.