Posted by: CatherineD | August 24, 2009

Mac n’ Cheese Monday

Brian has been sick all weekend with the flu. He finally saw a doctor and got some meds today, so I think he’s on the mend. I was reading a fellow blogger’s post this morning about an amazing gourmet meal her husband prepared, and I teased Brian about his ‘famous’ doctored Kraft mac n’ cheese. Then, for the rest of the day he was craving mac n’ cheese. Since he’s sick, I said that I would go get some. But the thought of that powdered mystery cheese was not sounding so appetizing to me. So, I got out my Ellie Krieger cookbook and found this yummy Macaroni and Four Cheese recipe with a hidden healthy ingredient – squash. It calls for frozen winter squash, but I couldn’t find it in my grocery store so I bought an acorn squash and just cut it, peeled it and used the food processor to grate it.

Now Brian LOVES his Kraft mac n’ cheese, so I was in no way attempting to compete with the beloved blue box. However – get this – he said he liked my homemade version better! No way! Okay, so either he is just being really sweet, OR he wisely considered the fact that I slaved in the kitchen for hours (it took longer than it should have because I had to figure out how to prepare the squash) and he better say he liked it, OR he really DOES like it better! Anyway –  I thought it was really yummy AND way better than Kraft, and I love the fact that we’re getting some extra nutrition in there.

So this post is for anyone else out there who is tired of processed powder cheese.

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Responses

  1. Ha ha. Sounds delish! I love mac n’ cheese – especially when it’s made with lots of “fancy” cheese 🙂

    -the fellow blogger

  2. As soon as I read “fellow blogger” I knew who you were talking about… her post made me hungry for the rest. of. the. day.

    This sounds delish! One of our favorite meals in mac-n-cheese. (Real mac-n-cheese, not the box) I’m going to have to try this!

  3. Kelly, you are so busted. You with your fancy cooking husband. 😉 I can’t complain b/c Adam cooks for us too.
    Catherine, we used to make this orgasmic Mac and Cheese dish, a Martha Stewart Recipe. Oh! It had buttery toasty crumbs on top and a couple kinds of cheese, plus a little kick of cayenne… the yummiest. Perhaps I’ll have to find it again… vegan, schmegan.

  4. I knew she must have been referring to Kelly’s gourmet-cook DH also. This mac ‘n cheese sounds delish…and with the squash in it…even better!!

  5. Sounds yummy! I hope Brian feels better!

  6. That Ellie Krieger Mac N’ Cheese recipe is my kids favorite. They request it at least once a week. So glad your husband liked it, too! Hope he’s back to himself soon.


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