10.16.2011

Just Another Meatless Monday #80 Red n' White Mac n' Cheese

White Mac n' Cheese it what happens when you suddenly realize you don;t have any more sharp cheddar left at that critical add-cheese-to-the-cheese-sauce moment. You don't panic, you simply root around and come up with alternative cheese, or in this case cheeses. Since I was already not making normal Mac n' Cheese I decided to add sliced tomatoes to the absolute horror of my children. We (adults) loved it with tomatoes, they (children) not so much.

Red n' White Mac n' Cheese
oven 350˚

16 ounces macaroni, cooked according to package directions
1/4 butter
1/4 flour
2 cups milk
1 cup feta crumbles
1 1/2 cup parmesan shreds, divided
3 large ripe tomatoes
1/4 cup bread crumbs

preheat oven to 350˚
make sure pasta is well drained
generously butter a 9X13 baking pan or any appropriate sized pan, turn the drained pasta out into the greased pan
in a medium sauce pan melt the butter of medium heat
add the flour when it has melted and cook and stir for 2 minutes
reduce heat and slowly whisk in the milk
cook until the sauce is thickened
then slowly add the feta and one cup of parmesan cheese
stir until melted
pour over the macaroni, stirring to coat
slice the tomatoes into 1/2 thick slices and place evenly over the top of the casserole
sprinkle with bread crumbs and the 1/2 cup of parmesan
bake for 20-25 minutes until the crumbs and cheese a toasty



How can I possibly be out of sharp cheddar but have feta and parmesan on hand? Well that's easy, I buy most of my groceries in bulk online. I get 4 pounds of feta at a time and buy shredded parmesan by the pound, I haven't ordered bulk cheddar yet but it sounds like I need to.







Peace and Love--


4 comments:

  1. Azure Standard? Hope not, no drops near me that I've found and I'd like to find a place delivering to the Northeast.

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  2. HI,
    I shared a video for making GF crepes and a GF DF pizza crust -- my topping was meat but any meatless topping would do! I also shared an article about the important research by the Rodale Institute comparing organic and conventional ag.

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  3. I love tomatoes with mac and cheese, and your feta / parmesan cheese combo sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing your Red 'n White Mac 'n Cheese and for hosting.

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