yeah, i eat healthy a lot of the time. but i definitely indulge in things like mac and cheese and ice cream more often than perhaps i should (read: a lot. today i had some tj's halloween oreos. WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT?!). anyway, when i do indulge, i don't want to waste it on mediocrity. breyers? meh. i'm all about haagen dazs these days. kraft mac and cheese? aw, hells no. homemade, baby! (or, if i'm being honest, annie's does a pretty good boxed version). anyway, when i was a wee little girl growing up in nj, my friend's mom used to make this and i'd somehow worm my way to their dinner table if i knew this was on the menu. it's really good. make it.
macaroni + cheese
(from mrs. gold but technically good housekeeping)
8 T butter (nobody said it was low-fat)
1 medium onion, minced really small (secret ingredient, i think)
2 T flour
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dry mustard
3 cups milk
16 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 lb. pasta (elbow macaroni is best)
melt butter on medium heat. add onions, cook until clear + tender (about 10 minutes). add flour, salt, mustard, a dash of pepper mix until blended. slowly add milk and cook until smooth and slightly thickened, stirring constantly. remove from heat and add cheese. stir until melted.
add 1 lb. of cooked elbow macaroni (cook a minute or two short of tender because it will cook more in oven). put in casserole dish and cook at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. 5 minutes without the lid.
EAT AND BE GLAD.
oh, and to cancel out the goodness that is that mac and cheese?
also, i'm in two more places today!
here at mackey madness talking about three things that are defining me these days.
and here at what wegan did next talking love story.