Sunday, April 20, 2008

Stovetop Mac N Cheese

Bah!! In an attempt to follow through with New Year's Resolution #5 (Cook something new once a week, or at least twice a month), I decided to try Alton Brown's Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese. If you follow the link you'll see that the recipe had achieved rave reviews. Rave reviews, coupled with my own fondness for AB and the simplicity of the recipe led me to premature confidence that the recipe would yield fantastic results. :o( Unfortunately for me, this was not so. I wish I had taken a picture, but the result was very heavy with too much sauce sticking to each bite of pasta. I guess maybe it wasn't the best recipe to try on such a hot day, but I hadn't expected such a gooey mess! I mean, rave reviews!! Are these people all obese? In the end, I couldn't eat more than a few bites and opted for a crisp cool salad with some tasty French dressing:

3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
a little dollop of dijon mustard
some salt and pepper

Whisk ingredients vigorously until emulsified. Eat with TJ bagged salad with some parmiggiano shavings and perhaps a handful of walnuts and dried cranberries. Delicioso.

1 comment:

  1. aw really? i saw that episode and ryan and i were both salivating...sad to hear that AB was a miss. salad sounds good tho. we're ordering pizza hut hahaha