There has been a lot of conversation about mac and cheese in the blog waves lately. The short version is - Uberstrickenfrau is knitting an adorably cute baby sweater with, "fake yarn" also known as , "the cheap stuff" in a wonderful color of orange that bears a striking resemblance to one of the best fake products man has ever made - Kraft Mac and Cheese. While the color is probably no where near to the real bright orange we all know and love, because it's really a picture of a picture of a picture that we are all looking at ( her camera, posted on her computer as viewed on my screen), it is still not the pink that is common for girl babies.
While the debate continues on how to embellish said garment and if it should be wrapped in an empty carton of mac and cheese I started thinking, Mac and cheese ...yeah that sounds good.
Although I am not the best cook in town, see What's for Dinner, and my famous meat mush is now folk lore, I do on occasion make a pretty tasty meal, see The Comeback Meal for details. All disclosures aside I now formally present-
Boil water for macaroni
add macaroni and cook for 7-8 minutes
3 tblsps of butter - melt for 30 seconds in microwave
3 tblsps of flour
1 cup of milk
1/2 tsp of salt
dash of Cayenne pepper
nuke for 2 minutes
remove and whisk
2 cups of cheese - I use Colby and sometimes cheddar, any kind works
Stir macaroni in to cheese sauce and serve.
This recipe should take approx. 21 minutes to prepare ( I factored in time for the water to boil) thereby beating out Rachel Rays idea of fast cooking by a whopping 9 minutes.
So good, so fast and so cheesy :)
Contest details -
Please submit your mac and cheese recipe - even if it's out of the box with cheese sprinkled on top. On April 1st I will randomly select a winner who will receive their choice of either a gift card for Starbucks or Jamba Juice or some other equivilent item if you live in an area that doesn't have such a place. Sorry no yarn to give away- my stash hasn't been fully developed, aged or grown.
Sophanne has offered her very own version of mac and cheez yarn to go with my prize.
Two gifts - one mac and one cheeze -Purfect
Have fun with the idea and spread the news - A contest, free stuff!!!!