Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Barefoot Contessa

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!


  1. Ziz ~ I have never made it from scratch ~ you'll have to send me your recipe!

  2. When I was a kid, I loved Kraft mac and cheese from the box. LOL, what can I say? I was just a kid! Now I know better. I love cheese, too. The more the better!