Thursday, January 29, 2009

Nearly Perfect Mac & Cheese!











It is no big secret that over the years my relationship with cooking has evolved from something I do OK but do out of necessity to something I am pretty good at that I enjoy doing to something that I am experimenting with to create my own dishes and find truly relaxing.

So you will understand why I have been frustrated that I have never been able to get the right consistency for a simple mac & cheese dish. So imagine my absolute delight when last night it finally happened, I perfected the consistency of my mac & cheese. YAY! I know this is a weird thing to be excited about but I have been trying for awhile now to get a nice thick cheese sauce. And though mine always tastes fine, it has been a bit runny :(

So what was the trick.....well I mixed the butter and flour and cooked it (like I always do), then added half broth and half milk and then here it is - I turned the heat up to med/high! Perfecto! Typically i leave it on low once I add the liquids thinking if I turn it up it may ruin the milk ...but alas, I went out on a limb and realized it was infact the heat that makes the sauce nice and creamy! I really did not know this and most recipes I have come across do not mention to turn the heat up.

I would like to say that I do understand that it is a bit sad HOW excited I got about finally getting my mac & cheese to the perfect consistency, however if you would have tried some of it I am sure you would have been JUST as thrilled as I was.

Now that I have it to the perfect consistency, I am going to try to perfect the entire dish so that it tastes fantastic! First attempt, broil the mac & cheese so it crisps up the top - YUM!

5 comments:

  1. This was so damn delicious last night, I'm excited for more!

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  2. It's not very nice to rub your delicious looking perfect mac and cheese in our face. And your sister isn't helping either.

    Why don't you just put a video on your blog of the three of you enjoying it and licking your lips and mocking those of less fortunate?

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  3. Dear Mickey D:

    Please except my deepest apologies for teasing my fellow bloggers taste buds with such a tasty looking dish. I should have been more considerate. In a moment of weakness I thought I would brag about my accomplishment but I did not take into consideration how extremely delectable my dish would look to those reading my blog. It was truly my mistake.

    As my way of saying sorry I would love to make you some of my mac & cheese so you can enjoy it in all of its deliciousness.

    Your Friend,
    Jenn

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  4. You're sharing MY Mac & Cheese? You considerate whore!

    I better go devour all I can...

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  5. Deal.

    It does look like quite an accomplishment. I can taste it already :)

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