I Made That: Once A Year Mac & Cheese
Funny title for a dish right? Well it's once a year mac and cheese because IT'S THAT SERIOUS. I like to toot my own horn on this one. When I first started making mac and cheese I made some mistakes, but with practice, I think err know that it's on point. The first time I made it was a Thanksgiving when my mother thought it would be fun to go to Atlantic City and left me to fend for myself lol. (I went to a cousin's house and I was 20 something, but still lol). When I go to anyone's house on a holiday, especially Thanksgiving, I like to have my own food at home. This particular year, I decided to make the mac and bake a chicken. I had some serious shoes to fill, because my mom is the best chef I know. I didn't have a recipe, but I watched her enough times to know what to do. I was determined. For my first try, it was SLAMMIN' (the mistakes came after lol). When my mother came home the next day she was surprised to see that I had dinner waiting for her. When she ate it, she was very pleased and my mother is HARD to please when it comes to most things so I knew that it was a job well done. Over the years, I've perfected this dish and it is very simple. Like I said previously, there was no recipe to follow, I just remembered the steps. Once a Year Mac & Cheese
Ingredients 1. 3 Blocks of Cheddar Cheese (Cracker Barrel) 2. 1 box of cavatappi 3. 2 eggs 4. 1 c heavy cream - eye ball this 5. Seasoning: sea salt, pepper, a little cayenne pepper (if you want some kick) 6. Butter (half a stick cut in to pieces) 7. LOVE :)
Process 1. Boil the cavatappi 2. Grate the cheese, but I also chop into chunks 3. When noodles are done, drain and pour in baking dish or an aluminum pan 4. Season the macaroni with the sea salt and pepper. (the mac needs to cool down before you add egg mixture) 5. Add the butter 6. In separate bowl beat the eggs with the seasoning 7. Add the milk to the eggs and beat - sit to the side 8. Add the cheese to the macaroni and stir 9. Pour the egg mixture over the mac and cheese. This is to bind the ingredients together. You can add more milk if you want it to be creamier and loose when serving. 10. Put in a 345 degree preheated oven 11. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until you see the cheese melting. (You need to make sure that it doesn't burn so check on it)
When done, you should have a nice, cheesy, dish that you will love forever. Trust me.