Surfing / Wind Chimes / Mac n’ Cheese
Chase gets gnarly and rips some waves! Surfing looks totally different when Chase hangs with an expert for a few pointers. Back at the Fuel Lab, one of Daja’s favorite recipes gets a healthy makeover. Healthy Mac n’ Cheese, anyone? And she brings some of the beach back from vacation for a shell wind chime project!
– 8 ounces. whole wheat penne or elbow pasta
– ¾ cup broccoli florets
– ¾ cup cauliflower florets
– ½ cup carrots, shredded
– ¾ cup half and half
– 8 ounces low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded or cubes
– ¼ cup parmesan, grated (more for Garnish)
– Juice of ½ lemon
– Optional – use chopped fresh parsley or dried parsley for garnish
1. Bring water to a boil and add the pasta.
2. Cook the pasta for 5-6 minutes then add vegetables and cook until the pasta is done, approximately another 3-4 minutes.
3. Drain the pasta and vegetables, then return them to the pot, placing it back on the stove and turning heat to low.
4. Next, add the half and half, cheddar and parmesan cheese, stirring the mixture until the cheese has melted.
5. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and combine.
6. Garnish with more parmesan cheese and parsley if desired.
Tip – Fat-free and low-fat cheese have the same amount of calcium and other essential nutrients as the full-fat versions, but fewer calories and less saturated fat. Do a taste test, can you even tell the difference between the low-fat and regular versions?
New Smyrna and Ponce Inlet
– String or fishing line
– 2 wooden sticks
Step 1: Glue the 2 wooden sticks together to form an “X”, set aside and let dry fully.
Step 2: Drill a small hole in each of the desired shells.
Step 3: Tie 4-9 lines of string/fishing wire to the completed wooden cross, and then through the desired shells. Mount 3-5 shells per line. Tie a knot in the line at each shell.
Step 4: Cut off extra line after the last shell.
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