This week, I’m keeping it simple with a dish we all know and love: macaroni and cheese. Whether it was a childhood favorite, or whether you’re thinking of getting a little gourmet at the next potluck, macaroni is a surprisingly versatile dish that every cheese-lover can get behind.
The secret to mine is to get a little creative with your cheeses. Sure, you could just grab a standard, nondescript bag of shredded cheese, but combining some unique flavors can make a difference. While I’ve got some of my own cheese choices below, you can spice up this recipe with a little pepper jack, for example. The possibilities are truly endless.
Of course, it’s not always a happy thing to be making such a happy dish. This week has been nothing but trouble, one of those weeks where you just want to lay down and ignore the world for a little while. Worse, now I’m stuck at home.
I was on the way to the grocery store when it happened, in fact. I was about to turn into the parking lot when another driver ran a red light and hit my car. I was mostly shaken up. My car? Well, it was a little worse for wear.
Now, I’m stuck on crutches, and my car is totaled. So, I’m here, waiting on the insurance company and my lawyer. I could call my partner to help me out, but after all I just went through, maybe pulling up a chair in front of the oven and watching the macaroni brown is what I need instead.
Really, there’s no better way to deal with being confined to the home than to make some feel-good food. Sometimes, you’re just feeling down and out about your situation, and you need something to cheer you up. You can’t leave the house, but if you have some good cheese, pasta, and bread, you might have something good to eat while you wait for compensation for an injury.
This recipe is one of my favorites. I’ve adapted it from some other recipes for my own tastes—perfection can only be tampered with so much, after all. Check out this easy, delicious side dish (or entree, I don’t judge) while you’re waiting to hear more about your claim.