We did it! We survived. Four mac-n-cheeses are complete.
For this one we browned some beef with yellow pepper and switched up the noodles to spiral JUST FOR A CHANGE. I will say that Tinkyada Pasta has not disappointed. They are made in a strictly gluten free facility making them an excellent choice for those adhering to a gluten free diet, which I am. Some GF pastas turn to mush before they actually cook but Tinkyada can fool even the most critical skeptic into believing they are traditional wheat noodles. A win for the gluten free community!
I polled the kids and the results are in:
In fourth place with 3 points is Mac-n-Cheddar with Broccoli
In third place with 7 points is Mac-n-Smoked Gouda with cauliflower
In second place with 9 points is Chipolte Mac-n-Cheddar with Tomato and Chorizo
and in first place with a total of 11 points, the winner is Tex-Mex Mac-n-Cheddar!
I don't even mind that there are leftovers, it is that good I will eat it for lunch tomorrow making it the sixth mac meal for me in less than a week. ;)
I am SO sick and tired of having mac-n-cheese 4 recipes in a row, you know, let's say one of your favorite foods is macaroni and you have it 4 recipes in a row, just slight variations and you feel like you mastered how to cut cheese small enough to get it to a melting point. You get so sick of it you feel like you don't want to have it ever again! This is how I feel (by the way I have mastered how to cut cheese to get it small enough for it to melt. And well I may have mac-n cheese another time just definitely not this week) that being said, I did like this one. It was my favorite mac-and cheese. -DD