Sunday, February 18, 2007

Livin' It Up with Patti LaBelle

I wanted warm and comforting food the other day. Friday night? Or was it Thursday night? So at the last minute before I left work I decided on Patti LaBelle's Mac and Cheese. Ohhh, is it good!

Warm bowl of molten cheese, noodles and a little extra added crunch from some toasted bread crumbs. If you make it, and you should, as much as you may want to stay away from buying Velveeta, Don't! Without it, I don't think your final dish will be as rich and satisfying.

I steered away from the recipe a little bit with some additions this time. As mentioned, I covered the top of final dish with some toasted bread crumbs for some extra texture. Next time I might add some grated parmesan to the bread crumbs as well. That will be nice and bump the cheese quantity to five! I also added about 1/2 a teaspoon of dried mustard, cayenne and Worchestshire sauce. Common ingredients you'll find in other Mac&Cheese recipes. They brought a nice little element of happiness to the party. Oh, I only made 1/2 a recipe of the Mac & Cheese, so if I were to do a full one, I would bump those spices and flavorings up to full teaspoons.



Dancer in DC said...

Personally I love Velveeta, so that was cool with me. :) And actually I found the tang of that cheese brings out the mustard flavor a bit for me. (Which is a good thing.)

Barbara (Biscuit Girl) said...

I love homemade mac and cheese! The last time I made it, I added a few drops of truffle oil to it.....OMG! It turned a great dish into a totally amazing one.