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How many people can see a picture of macaroni & cheese and not have it evoke some memory? Not anyone I grew up with. This is possibly the quintessential American dish that nearly everyone in the country has eaten. Love it or hate it, it’s part of my memories.
Also today, Seriously Goodis holding a Mac-n-Cheese-off and I was happy to be able to participate even without my trusty camera. My solution to this? Invite a friend over to share my creation and share her camera! Luckily for me, she was a great sport and agreed and I got to try out a very powerful camera in exchange for brainwashing her with one of my favorite comfort foods.
For this macaroni & cheese concoction, I decided to not stop just at one cheese, but use three! I actually am lucky enough to have in my possession a big block of medium sharp Wisconsin cheddar from the States that I smuggled over in August, and finally decided it was time to break the seal and open it. What better way to use cheddar cheese if not in macaroni & cheese?
I could get lost in this cheesy goodness. Heck, I’m even a fan of that blue box.
But I didn’t stop there. I wanted to include a bit of my local influences here (and save the cheddar!) and that meant adding some ricotta cheese as well as using some Grana Padano and topped it off with some bread crumbs.
I think there’s something to remember with macaroni & cheese – you can never have it cheesy enough! Against my better judgment, I stopped adding cheese much too early in the game! I could tell my friend was getting a little nervous about the butter, the milk and the three cheeses I had already added. It still turned out great and I laid a few extra shavings of cheddar on top to “garnish.”
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