Tuesday, May 08, 2007

cheesy comfort

With all the time I've been spending at my parents' place these last couple of weeks, I haven't done much cooking at all. My brothers and I have really gotten to know the take-out options in Bay Ridge. But last night, I really needed to be at home at a normal hour, and I really needed to make myself some food for a change. I could have made something healthy to make up for all of the junk food we've been eating, but I couldn't deny the need for true comfort food. What could be more true than Mac N Cheese?

I've posted my Mac N Cheese recipe before, but now you can enjoy some pics of the process, after the jump:

The mornay sauce. This time I added a pinch of nutmeg to the bechamel. My cheeses were a sharp white cheddar, parmiggiano-reggiano, romano, and asiago.

The bread crumb topping, made up of panko bread crumbs, fresh chopped rosemary, and olive oil.

The assembled Mac N Cheese, just before going into the oven.

The finished masterpiece. And yes, I had already eaten some before I realized that I hadn't taken a picture. I was starving!


Gillian said...

Hi there - inspired by your continued enthusiasm towards food and mouth-watering pictures, I decided to try out your mac 'n' cheese recipe tonight for dinner. This was the first time I tried making mac 'n' cheese from scratch, and I was worried, but you're right! It's easy! And it was sooooo good! I couldn't stop snacking! I think next time, I might add some pancetta too! Thanks for sharing!

faycat said...

Wow, thanks so much, I am really flattered and so glad that you liked the recipe. Pancetta would be an awesome addition, how could it not be? Fresh green peas would be good as well and then you could maybe convince yourself that you're getting something healthy. My boyfriend likes sliced tomatoes laid on top, with the bread crumbs sprinkled on top of that. With the basic recipe, you can do countless variations.