Friday, January 22, 2010

What I ate: Yumaroni and Cheese

Last night we had Macaroni and Cheese, based on a Cooking Light recipe. Since it's not really all that light, we had just the M&C for dinner, rather than as a side. Recipe is something like this:

1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 tbsp flour
1 tbsp minced garlic

3/4 cup skim milk
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper

4 ounces dried macaroni

Boil the macaroni until it's all soft and stuff.

Heat the olive oil, saute the onions for about 6 or so minutes until they're all tender and stuff. Then add in the flour and garlic and saute for another minute.

Add the milk and bay leaf, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes until the sauce is thick. Then add in your cheese and stir constantly until all the cheese is melted. Then add the cooked macaroni and salt and pepper to taste and voila!

Now I would suggest playing around with your cheeses. Experiment. Try some cheddar, or havarti, or something else. The original recipe called for Gorgonzola, but that stuff is ridiculously expensive, so I just used the cheeses we had on hand. Also, my cheese measurements are not exact. I just put cheese in the sauce until it looked right.

Another thing that the original recipe called for was baking it for 25 minutes with breadcrumbs on top. But I was hungry right at the moment the macaroni and cheese sauce came together, so we skipped the baking. Phtt. Baking. Psh.

So there you have it: Macaroni and Cheese for two.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, I am seriously so impressed that you try new recipes and stuff. You're amazing! We did choose about 20 of our favorite dishes, put them on notecards, and choose 2-3 a week for dinners. This way we're at least eating something different most of the month. We find that with two people we usually cook one night, then eat the leftovers the next night. That seems to work well for us. Maybe someday I'll be up to trying new recipes.


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