I don't know about you. But I grew up on Kraft Mac and Cheese. There's nothing wrong with Kraft, but there is nothing like the creamy goodness of homemade mac and cheese. It wasn't until I was an adult that I had real gourmet mac and cheese. Oooh la la. Heaven on a plate is what I say.
I've made Martha Stewart's recipe with the breadcrumbs on top. Delish. I've made the Barefoot Contessa's with tomatoes on top. Awesome. This time I made Ree Drummonds aka, The Pioneer Woman, with nuthin' but cheese on top. Divine.
Since I'm a cheese lover I made it with really good white cheddar and aged gruyere. Oh. My. Gosh. So creamy and delicious. It was fantastic. It tasted delicious before we baked it. And it tasted super yummy with the crispy cheese baked on top. You have to try this recipe. It's seriously good.
I have a new love for Gruyere cheese. I bought aged gruyere at Whole Foods, or maybe it was Trader Joe's, I don't remember. It was good, though. Buy the aged gruyere 120 or 150 days - it tastes the best. I used it on all kinds of stuff. - the enchilada's, the toast I paired with potato soup and now it's gone. Just a memory. Dork. Kidding! Time to go shopping again.
So what to make next. I haven't baked in a while, maybe I should do that. I wish my freezer was bigger I would start making Christmas cookies. But it's teeny weeny. So I can't do that. Bummer.
I think I should look up some lighter (as in fewer calorie) recipes. Cuz, I'm starting to feel a little thick. Couldn't be from these cheese........ sheesh all this talk about food and wine is making me hungry. And heavier. Not fat. Just heavier. Which is not good. Better get my buns moving!