Saturday, January 21, 2012

the best mac & cheese

I usually don't like restaurant and/or homemade mac & cheese. It's hardly ever actually cheesy and usually is more rubbery than creamy. However...about a month ago, our family went to Tartine and Eliza got the mac & cheese and it was A-mazing! So (of course) I've been trying to make up the recipe for it and I think I'm pretty close!

Warning: This recipe is SUPER delicious...but not so healthy! Please make it in moderation!

Entertain your child. (Hint: This is the most essential step!)

Boil enough noodles for 4 people.

When you begin to boil your noodles, in a large skillet, melt 6tbsp butter, 3/4cup heavy cream, 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, and 1/4 cup gruyere cheese. You can add about 1/4tsp pepper and 1/2 tsp salt if you'd like.

It should take about as long as it takes the noodles to cook to melt everything. Let the sauce thicken until it starts to bubble then remove it from heat. If you cook it for too long the sauce gets grainy and starts separating.

Mix cheesy sauce with the drained noodles and enjoy! Doesn't it look so good?!

Eliza thinks it's wonderful!

Love, K

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