We are macaroni and cheese addicts in this household. From time to time I get adventuresome and try a different recipe, but my daughter prefers my standard version, which is basically bechamel with cheese mixed with cooked pasta and served straight away. She does request smoked gouda in addition to the sharp cheddar cheese, which is good.
Several years ago I visited a restaurant in Los Angeles that was known for its macaroni and cheese. The recipe was published in the LA Times, and included 4 types of cheese: sharp cheddar, Monterey jack, parmesan, and blue cheese. I thought it was divine, but my daughter doesn’t care for blue cheese, so it doesn’t get made very often. (She’s the goat cheese fan, I’m the blue cheese fan. I win.)
So, when Heather, of Randomosity and the Girl, chose Ina’s Grown Up Mac and Cheese, I was delighted. Why, there’s a lot of different kinds of cheese, there’s blue cheese, and there’s BACON. Who could resist that? And, since my daughter is back at school, I got it all to myself – not that my hips need it, of course, but I could put as much blue cheese as I wanted in it, and then just dive in and smother myself in bacon and cheese. Ahhhh . . .
Clearly, I really liked this recipe. I highly recommend it I warned my daughter that I will make it for her, blue cheese and all, when she comes home on winter break. I’m hoping the bacon will break down her defenses. Now, I haven’t read the other comments from the Barefoot Bloggers yet, but join me now and learn what everyone else thought about it.