Friday, January 4, 2008

Macaroni and Cheese

I got the "Deceptively Delicious" cookbook for Christmas and was going to make the mac and cheese recipe in there, but then I figured I'd just make my mother-in-law's which I know is good and add in some pureed cauliflower to give it a nutritional boost. HOpefully the husband doesn't read this and find out I'm sneaking extra veggies into things, although this will be the first time I've done it.

Aurelia's Macaroni and Cheese
(these are "unmeasured ingredients", add to your taste)
hot boiled macaroni (8 to 12 ounce bag)
1 bag of shredded cheddar cheese (~8oz)
parmesan cheese (1/4 cup)
butter or margarine (1/2 stick)
few tablespoons of milk
salt/pepper

boil macaroni
drain
mix all other ingredients into the hot macaroni
place in 350 oven for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted
(toss in other cheeses as you like. ie american is good)

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I, of course, add more cheese than just one bag. I'm using the 2% shredded sharp cheddar, so it will be somewhat healthy. I'm so excited for this. It's been overcast off and on all day here, so some yummy comfort food sounds so good. The water is on the stove boiling right now!

2 comments:

Joanne said...

I got that cookbook for Christmas too, but haven't looked through it much. I'll be interested to see if you find something you like from it!

claireknightly said...

I made the banana bread, and it was really good. I wasn't sure about it when I was making it because I really like my normal banana bread, but this was really good--and much healthier than my usual.

I had hoped to get butternut squash at Trader Joe's today, but they were all out. I did get some sweet potatoes, so after I get the kitchen cleaned up I'm going to roast those I think. I also have some carrots to puree, then I'll have cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and carrots all on hand in the freezer.