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11:18AM

The Creamiest and Cheesiest Macaroni & Cheese

Good Morning friends! I don’t even know where to start. The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of emotion, experience, sickness and the like. I do not know how it happened but I somehow stretched myself too thin. I really mean it – I don’t know how it happened. All of a sudden everything started coming at me and I feel horrible because I made a couple of commitments, which have had to be pushed to the back burner.

One of the more meaningful commitments I made was to help out a friend from college. She is trying to publish this great book and asked if I would help with some Spanish inspired recipes. I have done some research and fully anticipated cracking down and giving you all some Spanish dishes, but then BAM! my life was turned upside down the week before Thanksgiving. I was not home for a week {and was not close to cooking anything during that time period.} Then last week we tried to recuperate from the hellish week that preceded it. In fact, before Saturday I cannot even remember the last time I went grocery shopping. Anyway, long story short: go check out The Atlas Adventures: Aunt Caroline’s Attic. It is a fabulous venture and I will support a fellow Washington & Jefferson College Alum with anything they do. We are, after all, family! And while I intend to prepare Spanish dishes in the days and weeks to come, today I give you this delicious recipe for Paella. Please go check it out, whip it up & enjoy the tail of M.J.  

What else?

Oh yes.

We missed Thanksgiving, too.

However, we made up for it yesterday. Yep, Nick and I cooked our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday afternoon. Many of you mentioned being thankful for family, friends, etc., is not isolated to a single day {nor should it be.} We both agree. While we are thankful for each of our blessings, including our little family, every single day, yesterday we officially celebrated our thankfulness for each other through a great meal. It was perfect. In the posts to come I’ll give you some insight about our meal and maybe inspire you to give one of the recipes a try for Christmas Eve & Christmas dinner.

I am not shy about my love for macaroni and cheese. I grew up with the queen of macaroni & cheese creation – my mom. She made the best cheesy macaroni EVER, and it was always packed full of delicious flavor. I have relentlessly pursued the best recipes that I let my mind imagine and yesterday I hit it out of the park. I’m serious.

Listen. I have the BEST…. yes, the best recipe for macaroni and cheese you will likely EVER see from my kitchen {or anybody’s perhaps} so pay very close attention.

Here is what you need:

  • 1 box macaroni, your choice
  • 6 ounces extra sharp white cheddar cheese, chunked
  • 6 ounces white American cheese
  • 1 can cheddar cheese soup
  • Milk {fill up the emptied cheddar cheese soup can 1 1/2 times}
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Pepper

Directions:

  • Cook the macaroni according to box directions
  • Pour macaroni in crock pot

  • Add cheddar and American cheese

  • Add cheddar cheese soup
  • Add milk
  • Add garlic powder and pepper
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until your macaroni and cheese is delicious, cheesy & thick looking
  • Enjoy.

Beware. This recipe is OUT OF THIS WORLD delicious and super simple. It will be hard not to make this every week and eat the whole pot by myself. Nick thinks it was the best macaroni and cheese I have made to date. And while I was slightly concerned that my other macaroni n’ cheese recipes may have been subpar to his standards, I quickly realized that it was the biggest compliment ever!

*Note: you could easily remove this from the crock pot, put it in a slightly greased baking dish & broil for 10 to 20 minutes until the cheese is nice and bubbly brown. I wanted to do this, but I was starving last night! Maybe I’ll throw some in tonight.

Until Next Time,

Happy Mac n’ Cheesin’ 

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Reader Comments (1)

Mel, I would go make this right now, if only I had a little more cheese on hand and a can of cheddar cheese soup! That can be easily remedied, but not today! So glad to hear that you and Nick were finally able to celebrate Thanksgiving and that you are feeling better. xoxoxo

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

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