Grown Up Mac’n’Cheese

I love Mac’n’Cheese. I ate enough KD growing up that it was a food group on its’ own. But eventually, you want something more. Sometimes it’s self-motivated, sometimes you have a date you promised dinner and know KD won’t cut it. So its time to step your game up.

**There will not be any photos in this post as we were LIVE for this one. We’ll post a link**

What you’ll need:

1 3/4 C Grated Parmesan cheese
1 3/4 C Heavy Cream (aka whipping cream that is ~35%-40%)
6 T Butter
2 Cloves of Garlic
1 tsp Pepper
1T Heavy Cream
2 tsp Flour
2 C Elbow Macaroni

Cutting Knife & Board
Noodle Pot
Bring a pot of water to a boil for the noodles. While that’s happening, melt the butter in a sauce pan on MED/LOW (3-4) heat. Chop/press your garlic. Mix the flour and 1T of Cream.

When the butter is melted, add the garlic and cream. Stir occasionally until it comes to a simmer. Leave the temperature alone and just let it cook. If you get impatient and raise the temperature you’ll burn your sauce and I bet you didn’t buy enough stuff to do this twice. At this point the water should be boiling so add your noodles.

Once the cream is simmering add the Parmesan cheese and pepper. Give it a good whisk and then do the same for the flour/cream paste.  Whisk the sauce until your arm’s sore and it’s a thick, consistent mix.

Strain the noodles and begin plating. This avoids wasting sauce that’ll just stick to the side of the pot, which in turn is more for you to clean up. You’re welcome.

Take a sauce spoon and drizzle over the Macaroni noodles generously. You’re now one step closer to being a grown up. Congratulations and enjoy.




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