Thursday, April 2, 2009

Gourmet Kraft Dinner

In Canada, we call it Kraft Dinner.

In the US, it's known simply as Macaroni & Cheese - in all its gooey, ooey, creamy, neon orange ridiculousness. Jordan is adamantly anti-macaroni-and-cheese.

So we go gourmet - and homemade.

Ingredients:
1. Pasta (we're loving the Piccolini from Barilla for little fingers)
2. abt. 1 1/2 Tblsp butter, softened
3. abt. 4 Tblsp cheese, shredded/grated (quite frankly, any cheese on hand is going to work. We have Pecorino Romano right now in our cheese drawer, so Reagan and I have been a getting a nice, rich, strong dosing of flavor of late, but Parmesan is also a favorite and I'm sure you can do regular American cheese too - mozarella, cheddar, monterey jack. I wonder what it would be like with Gouda? mmmm.... gouda...)

Salt - plenty for salting the water.
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions:
1. Cook pasta according to directions, drain.
2. Add butter and cheese.
3. Stir and enjoy

And easy as 1, 2, 3 you have gourmet Mac n' Cheese. Not too bad for a quick toddler lunch, eh? And to dress it up? Garnish with basil and serve alongside grilled chicken with a pretty green salad. Tada! Grown-up worthy too.

1 comment:

  1. I love mac and cheese except for the blue box variety. I had overkill on my mission. I call it the orange death. The natural bunny mac and cheese I like better but homemade is best. Yum!

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