Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Macaroni and weakness

So I have a weakness for any combination of pasta and cheese.  

I hesitate to even write this post because I'm reading this book called Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and find Your Way Back To Health.  It's really good and I recommend it, but it is definitely NOT in favor of consuming wheat.  So let's pretend that I made this with Gluten-Free Pasta, which you could totally do and it would be just as delicious, because the secret's in the cheese.
(On a Gluten Free Pasta note you have got to try Heartland G-Free Pasta -  best I've found.  You can't even tell the difference.  I can only find it at Wal-Mart.)
This recipe isn't new - it was on Martha Stewart a few years ago, but I just rediscovered it, made it last night, and it is soooooo good.  
It's the recipe from Beecher's Cheese.  You can order the mac and cheese frozen from their website, but it costs $50...and it cost about $15 to make - still a little pricey for mac and cheese so you might want to make it a special occasion dish.
I was able to find the Beecher's Flagship Cheese (it's a cheddar) at Publix, so I bought a few ounces of that and then supplemented with Publix cheddar and Publix Jack.  Then I used Boar's Head Gruyere on top.  I served it alongside a chicken greek salad - hopefully offsetting the cheesy creaminess with some veggies and fiber :)

Oh and the Flagship sauce recipe is enough for a double batch of pasta - 12 oz.  Which of course is what I made.... and I'll also confess I ate way more than that cute little portion in that picture:)


  1. Japan? Did I read that you were moving to Japan? What? And having a baby? And being a mom? And running a blog?
    When is the move?
    ps---I lOVE mac and cheese---really love it

  2. Well, I hope so, that portion of mac/cheese was just a teaser.

  3. I love mac'n'cheese too! My favourite is food service, like you would get at KFC. I try not to make it at home, because I would not make a healthy version and would weigh a thousand pounds!

  4. I have a serious mac and cheese addiction I lived off of it for a year when I was in college- because I like it not because I had to... haha... Have you ever made Gorgonzola pasta? It has topped my mac and cheese addiction recently because it is scrumptious and it is easier and cheaper to make then homemade mac.
    All you do is melt a TB or so of butter and then add Gorgonzola and melt it down and then add milk to thin it out a little and then stir it in with your preferred pasta- mine is linguine. Then you have to try and not eat the entire bowl.
    Even if your aren't a fan of the cheese normally you need to try it -Matt doesn't like Gorgonzola but he loves to eat it on pasta.


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