What to do, what to do? Well, duh! Head to the local mega mart. Just shop smart. Look for flavor and meltability. I did bypass the giant orange chunks, but did think about extra sharp cheddar before settling on Kerrygold Irish Cheddar. Creamy, with a nice flavor that explodes on your middle tongue and a rich finish.
A little roux of butter and flour, milk and the shredded cheddar melted right on in. To make it "healthy," I added some frozen peas to the noodle water. 25 minutes in the oven, and badabing!
You have probably all made mac and cheese this way more than once, but man o man, when it gets made this way instead of the "box" way it is always kind of a revelation. When I was a kid, my mom never gave us "box" mac and cheese. It wasn't until I was on my own that I got lazy. Time to get back to the home made place!
I actually owe y'all a blog about cheese powder, but that's for another night. I'm off to bed, with plenty of carbs in my tum. Wonder what dreams that'll bring?