Monday, July 26, 2010

The Ultimate Comfort Food....Macaroni and Cheese

It's been a couple of weeks since I posted anything.  This summer is flying by.  I just got back from a wonderful trip to South Carolina.  My husband's brother invites us to his lake house in the summer and what a wonderful time we always have there. 

I made this Macaroni and Cheese a few weeks ago but I also made 2 casserole dishes on our trip.  Perfect when feeding a crowd and it heats up well for leftovers.  You can't go wrong with homemade Mac & Cheese.  It is simply THE ULTIMATE COMFORT FOOD! (for me anyway)

There are a trillion Macaroni and Cheese recipes.  This one comes from The Pioneer Woman Cooks.  Really good, really yummy and really satisfying.  A family and crowd pleasing dish that can be eaten as the main meal or a side dish.

My way:  The recipe calls for a pound of cheese.  I use half mild cheddar and half extra sharp white cheddar.  I put aside around a 1/4 cup of each and sprinkle on top before baking.  I also add 1/2 teaspoon of hot sauce when seasoning the mac and cheese mixture.  


Yellow Branch Falls
Walhalla, SC

After taking an hour long hike to this beautiful waterfall and.......

My husband and I tubing for the first time.......

It was time for some warm, comforting Macaroni and Cheese!


Mom's Cooking Club:  To change up this macaroni and cheese, try different cheeses.  You could add some pepper jack, swiss or use all extra sharp cheddar.  Use a combination of different cheeses for your own unique mac and cheese flavor.    

***We picked a winner from the July Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club Cookbook Giveaway.  Sorry it took awhile to announce it but we had to wait for confirmation from the winner.  Congratulations to Nicole from Seaside Smitten.  Thanks for all the readers that left comments.*** 


pegasuslegend said...

your not kidding its flying by! but with this comfort food it sure to make the transition into fall easier thanks!

Aggie said...

Look at you and Mike! I love that picture Jamie!! How fun!!

It is flying by. Can't wait to hear more about your trip!

You can't go wrong with mac and cheese!!

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

I'm so jealous. lol. Of the tubing and the mac & cheese! The last time we went tubing, Grumpy literally lost his shorts! LOL.

Sandi said...

Yum...that sure looks good!!! I love mac and cheese

chocoholic said...

Yum! I love mac and cheese!

Patsyk said...

I love mac & cheese! Yes, the summer is flying by... I'd like it to last just a little bit longer though!

That photo of the falls is GORGEOUS!

bellini valli said...

Macaroni and cheese is and always be my ultimate comfort food.

Jenny said...

LOVE mac and cheese, great post!!

Laura Everett said...

JAMIE !!!!! I love the pic of you and Mike in the tube and the waterfall is beautiful , plus ... the mac and cheese sounds so great !

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