Saturday, June 7, 2008

Camera Critters and Scrumptious Sunday

I thought this little critter was a bit strange looking even for a moth.
The tips of his wings curl up a little bit and his tail curls up a lot!

Misty Dawn hosts Camera Critters.

Please visit for a lot more great critter photos.

Homemade Mac and Cheese

8 ounces macaroni (1/2 of a 16 oz pk)
1/4 cup butter
3 T flour
2 C milk
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
salt and pepper to taste

2 t Dijon mustard
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 C dry bread crumbs
2 T butter
2 T chopped fresh parsley


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Boil macaroni in lightly salted water until al dente, drain.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and stir in flour. Cook for about 1 minute, until smooth and bubbly; stirring occasionally.Mix in milk, cream cheese, salt, pepper, and Dijon mustard. Continue cooking until sauce is thickened.

Add cooked macaroni and Cheddar cheese.

Pour into 2 quart casserole dish. In small bowl mix together bread crumbs, butter and parsley; spread over macaroni and cheese. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and heated through.

Scrumptious Sunday is hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks!

Join in or visit, the recipes are scrumptious!


____Maggie said...

Kewl! He looks like a piece of bark.

Mercedes said...

That critter could easily camouflage into leaves or a tree trunk~too cool!

Your recipe sounds delicious! What do you call this concoction? I love pasta and cheese-yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Chicken and Cheese Pasta at my place!


Gina's Public Diary said...

MMMM!!! That sounds so good!
The creature does look like a creature. :)

Jules said...

The moth looks fabulous and the mac 'n cheese sounds fabulous! :)

Indrani said...

I almost jumped off my seat. :))

You have a yum recipe too.

Indrani said...

I almost jumped off my seat. :))

You have a yum recipe too.

i beati said...

huge mothra person..ha ha not really burt a camouflager I

babooshka said...

What a shot. Moths aren't the esaiest creatures to get. Well done.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thats a great moth for sure and well out of its comfort zone there. should be hiding in the trees for sure.. maybe it was warming its body up ready for a night or eating and mating...

Daryl said...

Very odd .. I wonder what sort of moth it is .. Husband's daughter lives in TX and she took a series of shot of an odd looking moth .. they submitted the photos to a website called

of course now I cant remember what they told her!


Gattina said...

Did you find the moth in your Mac and Cheese ? lol !

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Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Gosh, it's a fatnastic close up and it is an unusual moth, isn't it?
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~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I sure hope that is a super size blow up of that moth! He's certainly interesting looking.

I'm a comfort food person and the mac and cheese sounds delish!

Sassy Mama Bear said...

I would never have thought of cream cheese in the recipe but it seems to make perfect sense THANKS.

the teach said...

Thanks for the Mac and Cheese recipe! I've never seen such a "moth." :)

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

WHOAAA!!!! Some critter! This could become a comic book villain or a costume for a bad guy in some movie like Star Wars. Totally out of this world!

You make your mac and cheese with cream cheese and good Dijon mustard like I do. :-) I skip the flour though, and I never found it to make a difference with all the cheese. I've never added parsley. I'll bet it makes a nice difference. I just found parsley and cilantro in the last bag of spring salad I bought and I loved it. It made a great difference. Thanks for the idea. I will try it next time. :-)

imac said...

Hi sharon, Critter n cheese.haha.

love this post great, and your moth was beautiful.

pop and see my CC at Beamish Musium.

Shannon H. said...

My family loves Mac and Cheese.

Misty Dawn said...

That is an awesome photo! The detail is amazing! You are right - that is one interesting (and major cool) critter. LOVE this!

Gina's Public Diary said...

I've been dying to make some homemade mac and cheese. Maybe I can tackle this one. It sounds so good.

starnitesky said...

Great details, good camouflage on tree bark I would think.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great photo