Kids know all about comfort food! They eat something and want nothing else until it's coming out of their ears or they are sweating it out of their pores! The current, can't-get-enough-of-it menu item in our house is Macaroni and cheese! Oh, believe me, I'm sick of it. It is good for the budget right now, but I'm so tired of it! We don't feed our dogs table scraps, but I'm ready to subtly stick my plate under the table and let them finish it off.
this is just a battle that isn't worth fighting. They will eat it, and for CC, it's a great way to get calcium into her. But I found a recipe that might make things a little less monotonous! This one was posted on Chow.com. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
15 minutes of prep (I like that the best!)
Makes 6-8 servings.
**warning** you may want to make substitutions...I did, cuz it's an artery blocker/diet killer!
1 1/2 pounds dry elbow macaroni pasta
16 ounces (about 6 cups) shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups half and half
4 tablspoons butter (1/2 stick)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoom hot sauce, such as Tobasco (I left this one out...I didn't want to push my luck!)
1. Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, add pasta, and cook according to the label on the box or bag.
2. Drain pasta and return to the pot over very low heat. Add remaining ingredients and stir until cheese is melted. Season with additional salt and freshly ground black pepper as needed and serve.
Simple!! We like to add the progresso Italian bread crumbs on top. The little bit of crunchy is a nice contrast to the cheesy noodles!
Enjoy! We did!