Mac and Cheese and I- its a love/hate thing
Jun. 29, 2012 10:27 am
Updated: Sep. 2, 2012 12:30 am
I absolutely love macaroni and cheese. I love the taste, I love the cheese and I love the idea of all that yummy butter for a once in awhile treat.
However- mac and cheese does not like me. The version I grew up making my husband does not like (he says its too eggy) so even though it was my grandma's recipe and to me, was always tried and true- I do not make it anymore.
I have since been on the quest to find the ultimate mac and cheese recipe and continue to fail. I have tried several here on AR (Honeys, the one with carmalized onions on top, others..) and while they have been GOOD, they have not yet achieved that WOW factor
I'm always seeking. I like to see my families face light up when they taste my food and it brings me great joy when they are thrilled with a dish.
The problem is several layers of bummerness. The mac either gets too crispy on top (we dont' like crispy mac), the cheese and the butter separate so the filling is not creamy and gooey or it cools too long and just isn't good anymore.
I made Martha Stewarts version one time and it was a bomb. She put nutmeg in hers and me being me (always follow the recipe first before messing with it), I put in the nutmeg. My husband was not happy. He glowered at the dish, then said "Who puts nutmeg in
their mac?" I pointed to Martha and mumbled something about that figures.
So...yes. Its a sad relationship. I have argued with the dish, I have tried so many various cheeses and white sauces and even - GASP!- Velveeta. That one actually came the closest to being a homerun. But then, like so many other dishes I created, I didn't write
it down and the exact amounts I used that one time are floating off in the atmosphere with my many other creations I failed to jot down.
Come on, Mac and cheese.. wheres the love?