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Beecher’s Mac & Cheese

August 25, 2011

I don’t know what it was about this mac & cheese but it was pretty darn good.  It was one of  Oprah’s favorite things last year.  Maybe it tasted good because Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is a tourist trap… the line was well out the door and if all those people want it, it MUST be good!  It is made with their award winning one-year aged Flagship cheese and Just Jack cheese.  It had a sophisticated flavor that made you feel grown up while eating a childhood favorite.

One thing I know for certain is that we were pretty stuffed from lunch when we ate this.  We had just eaten Market Grill then ventured over to “Gourmet Dog Japon” (a Japanese hot dog cart) for TM’s snack before we ended up in line for mac & cheese.  My parents thought we were crazy.  Or they just thought we had a tapeworm.  This mac & cheese was good enough to wait in line for and to risk feeling stuffed after consumption.

1600 Pike Place   Seattle, WA

Mac n cheese

November 22, 2010

My first attempt at homemade mac n cheese.  The cottage cheese was a little off putting when I mixed it in but definitely added to the creaminess.  I sprinkled a few crumbled croutons on top to add a little crunch.

Ingredients:

1/2 small onion, minced (I used a whole onion)

2 T butter

1 T flour

dash black or white pepper (I used a few shakes – love pepper!)

1 C milk

2 C shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 C cottage cheese

 

Cook 12 oz pasta in lightly salted rumbling boiling water. Drain.

 

Melt butter and add onion, cook until clear, add flour and pepper, stir everything together and add the cup of milk.  Stir until mixture is boiling and thickened.  Remove from heat and stir in both cheeses.  Add drained pasta and mix well.  Add mixture to well buttered dish and sprinkle top with cheddar, romano or parmesan cheese or if you have a favorite topping.

Cover and bake @ 350 for 25 – 30 min. Remove the cover the last 10 minutes if you would like a firm top.


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