Saturday, March 7, 2009
Comfort Food for the Soul
Okay, I know macaroni and cheese is not exactly what I should be
eating if I am trying to lose that blogger's blub. But this weekend,
I just needed some good old comfort food. What better dish to fit
the bill than dreamy, creamy mac and cheese? I paired it with a
big salad, so than balances things out, doesn't it? Of course it does.
Willow's Mac and Cheese
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup butter
2 1/2 cups milk (I used 1 1/2 cups fat free and 1 cup half and half)
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp white pepper
1/8 tsp thyme
1/8 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
3 cups grated fontina cheese (also tasty with cheddar or gruyere)
8 ounces dry macaroni pasta
Cook pasta. In a sauce pan, make a rue by combining the butter
and flour. Cook til bubbly and add salt, pepper, thyme and nutmeg.
Slowly whisk in the milk and stir until thick. Add cheese, stir until
melted. Add cooked macaroni and turn into 2 qt. or small baking
dish. Bake 350 for about 30 minutes or until golden. Serves 4
regular eaters or two complete pigs.