I have always loved Ina Garten. Something about her I just love. She always makes things seem so easy (I always like Martha a lot at times - she is the reason I have met some of my closest friends). But I digress, I used to make homemade macaroni and cheese when Sam was a wee child. Then I let the Kraft world take me over. Did you know that I NEVER had Kraft MAcaroni and Cheese as a child? The first time I had it I must have been 17 when my step mother made it for my brothers. Anyway, I used to make my renegade way (even with my Culinary Institute of America Chef husband telling me how to do it). I stopped somewhere from making it from scratch. So this past week while shopping I decided that I will do right by my kids and make it FRESH.
It took me about 45 minutes but I made one really good Mac and Cheese for my kids (and myself because I LOOOOVVVEEEE cheese). I had used panko bread crumbs instead of fresh (please don't beat me) and it came out very nice. The kids were a little disturbe
d by the breadcrumbs but they loved the CHEESINESS.
I am very happy and plan on this being the way I will do it from now on, with one exception MORE CHEESE!