My son, Connor, is here on Spring Break this week. In anticipation of Connor's visit, David suggested that I make mac and cheese. You know....since Connor was coming. According to my husband, we have different food when Connor is here than we do when he is not. Maybe he's right. Maybe it is "special" food.
I told David that I would make anything that he wanted me to make at any time. We didn't have to have "special" food only when Connor comes. You've seen some of the food that I've been preparing for David lately. Is he deprived? I didn't think so. I think he just needs to speak up when I try to engage him in planning meals and let me know what he's hungry for. We will see how that works going forward. I hope he will tell me when he's craving something in particular. I aim to please! Anyway...
Since he requested it and since Connor is here to enjoy it, as well, I made the mac and cheese for dinner tonight to go with our grilled pork chops and sautéed kale. I used my father-in-law's recipe for it and I will have to say that it turned out great. I like it that I didn't have to cook the macaroni before I put it in the casserole dish. That saved a lot of time.
Cappy's Creamy Mac and Cheese
2 Tbsp. Butter
1 cup Cottage Cheese, not low fat
2 cups Milk, not skim
1 tsp. Dry Mustard
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Pepper
1 lb. Grated cheese
(I used 8 oz. Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar & 8 oz. Cabot Extra Sharp)
1/2 lb. small pasta, uncooked (I used elbow macaroni)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use 1 tbsp. butter to grease a 9" baking dish. In blender, blend cottage cheese, milk, mustard, cayenne, nutmeg, salt and pepper together. In a large bowl, combine all but 1/4 cup of grated cheese, milk mixture and uncooked pasta. Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake, tightly covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover the pan, stir gently and add the reserved 1/4 cup grated cheese and the remaining butter on top. Bake uncovered for an additional 30 minutes.
This recipe is being linked up here for
Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday.
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