This easy recipe is great for any time, and there are few things you will taste that have that much pure taste. So good, in fact, that your guests will wonder how you could make it without all the ingredients!
Macaroni & Cheese is a food that ages well. It ages as a fine wine does, and adds flavor and elegance to any meal. The aged cheese lends elegance to any dish, whether it’s served hot or cold. This is why people will often select macaroni and cheese when they are looking for a simple yet elegant meal. With the right combination of flavors, cheese and vegetables macaroni & cheese can even be served cold… sometimes outside on a hot summer day!
Remember Two Important Things
When you are making this type of food, you need to remember two important things. First, you must use a high quality cheese which is of a very dark consistency. Second, you must keep the macaroni & cheese well wrapped. If it is left open, the moisture from the sauce can seep into the cheese and ruin it. These two tips are designed to keep the food from drying out.
The first step in this process is to determine what kind of cheese is to be used. Two of the most popular cheeses used for macaroni & cheese are Swiss and Romano. Swiss is one of the hardest cheeses to produce, which makes it particularly tasty. It has a mellow flavor and has a soft white texture. In addition, it ages beautifully. Many people prefer to eat the white version, as it ages gracefully and is rarely hardy.
Romano Would Be An Excellent Choice
However, if you do not have a chance to make your own cheese, then Romano would be an excellent choice. The texture is firmer than Swiss, with a mellow flavor that compliments the macaroni and cheese. You can find both of these cheeses at most supermarkets. Just remember that you should only purchase the one that is the highest quality.
Next, cut the noodles into one-inch pieces. Then, using a food processor or a blender, puree the cheese and pasta in a bowl. Once blended, add the dry noodles and let the mixture cool slightly. When macaroni and cheese is completely cooled, form it into one-inch balls and wrap it in wax paper, foil, or plastic wrap.
Create A Creamy Consistency
Finally, put the macaroni & cheese mixture into a clean bowl and gently mix it together. You want to create a creamy consistency. You can add water to make it more smooth if necessary. Then, add some milk and pour it into a cup or pot to bring the entire thing to a gentle boil.
You can serve the macaroni and cheese straight from the bowl, or you can put the cheese inside the bowl first and then pour the whole lot of pasta into the bowl. Either way, you will have a delicious and cheesy meal that kids love. It is also a very healthy meal, as the pasta is high in protein. The nutritional facts are quite impressive too. So make macaroni and cheese the next time you have guests over and have them raved about it!
Reunions And Housewarming Parties
Macaroni and cheese have also been a staple at family reunions and housewarming parties. The classic flavors paired well with just about any type of food. Even if you are not making it yourself, you can put this on the table and invite people over to eat. They will devour it while you enjoy a scrumptious meal with your closest friends.
Macaroni and cheese is best served cold, so when you are bringing it home make sure you keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it. This will ensure that it will stay fresh for a few days, which is really important if you plan to give it away. If you do decide to give it as a gift to someone, you should let the person know that it is for sure to be a big surprise. Then they will be excited to open up the envelope only to find a huge macaroni and cheese delight in their hands.
You may even enjoy this dish on its own. It is a creamy and cheesy pasta that goes great with just about anything. Add some Italian breadsticks, spinach sprinkles, chopped or ground up chicken, and you have a very satisfying dish that everyone will love. It’s good any time of day, although you do need to watch it and keep it from getting too hot as it can easily scorch.