not your boxed mac and cheese
When I saw this post, I knew I had to make this. With the looming pulled pork sandwiches coming later in the day, I still needed something semi substantial to get my through the cooking afternoon. Somehow this has turned into a cooking day...funny how that happens.
Annemarie got a huge piece of cheddar from Costco and we talked last week about making baked mac and cheese. Yes, that's delicious but if I don't have some hungry stomach wanting to help consume it, I wasn't about to make a huge dish that would sit around for the days and stare at me with "eat me...then go to the gym." So, I loved this recipe. Serves one and a great weeknight meal I'd say.
Put 1/2 cup pasta and 1/2 cup water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 2 minute intervals for 6-8 minutes, until pasta is done. If you run out of water, add in another tablespoon. Add 1/2-3/4 cups cheese. I used 1/2 cup cheddar and 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella. Add 1/4 cup milk and if you want 1/4 teaspoon each of ground mustard and paprika. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir- do this about 2-3 times until hot and at all together for a total time of a minute and a half. I added in tomatoes and spinach at the end to add some veg and it was pretty great- quick- and something you should make when you're tired and want a meal, but don't want to spend time...