Thursday, September 11, 2008

BB: Mac and Cheese Delight


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.

8 comments:

Cathy said...

Glad you liked it! This is definitely the recipe for the blue cheese love -- it's the only cheese I tasted. I'd probably skip the blue next time if I made it for myself and hubs, but I'd recommend this to any blue cheese fans I know and love. Yours looks wonderful!

Melissa said...

Glad you liked it! What LA restaurant is this you're talking about? I HAVE to try it!

Debinhawaii said...

Yours looks creamy, cheesy and good! Glad you liked it--I thought it was really good too.

jillian said...

It looks like you were healthy and had this with some broccoli! I will have to add blue cheese to mine next time. My husband is has similar taste to your daughter- goat cheese but no blue.

Megan said...

See, I love blue cheese, goat cheese, gouda, swiss etc. etc. I would eat it all by myself, which is why I had to make it so everyone else would eat it too!!

Rebecca said...

Already planning what you're going to make your daughter for winter break? That made me smile. Sounds like my mom. ;)

Pamela said...

All of you Barefoot Bloggers are wearing me down with this recipe! It looks so good, and the thought of warm blue cheese here and there makes me want to make it right now.

Anna at Mediocre Chocolate said...

That looks delicious, I have been meaning to check in on the Barefoot Bloggers. I found your blog via the Bread Baking Day roundup, and had to stop by--I was raised in Oxnard, and our family will be returning to Ventura after Christmas. Nice to meet a (soon to be) neighbor!